Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2011 19:31 UTC, submitted by Hiev
Gnome GNOME 3.2 has been released. It's basically a collection of relatively small updates, improvements, and bug fixes. As whole, it's a pretty big upgrade, but there's nothing really that stands out to me - probably because I don't use GNOME3 myself so I really have no idea where it's lacking (if at all). Any GNOME3 users care to shine a light on this one?
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Use the friggin' keyboard!
by filosofem on Fri 30th Sep 2011 16:26 UTC
filosofem
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2010-05-05

I honestly don't understand all this Gnome3 hate. OK, I've only tried the demo liveCD on my laptop a few times, but it took me about 30 minutes to get used to. In fact, the usability first came as a pleasant surprise with all negative reactions I had read about prior. People complain that it turns their $2000 desktop into a gigantic smartphone, but once you "get" its design concept, you'd realize the Shell is very efficient when used in combination with a keyboard. You all have a keyboard, right?

Out of the box, Gnome3 blows Gnome2 out of the water. Think about it, how many of you using Gnome2 are actually happy with the default look and layout? It feels quite amateurish without a third-party window manager and some major tweaking. Torvalds's bitching means nothing to me, as he has a reputation of being undeservedly opinionated about things outside his expertise. And he actually complained about the lack of wobbly windows, for chrissake...

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

I honestly don't understand all this Gnome3 hate. OK, I've only tried the demo liveCD on my laptop a few times, but it took me about 30 minutes to get used to. In fact, the usability first came as a pleasant surprise with all negative reactions I had read about prior. People complain that it turns their $2000 desktop into a gigantic smartphone, but once you "get" its design concept, you'd realize the Shell is very efficient when used in combination with a keyboard. You all have a keyboard, right?

Out of the box, Gnome3 blows Gnome2 out of the water. Think about it, how many of you using Gnome2 are actually happy with the default look and layout? It feels quite amateurish without a third-party window manager and some major tweaking. Torvalds's bitching means nothing to me, as he has a reputation of being undeservedly opinionated about things outside his expertise. And he actually complained about the lack of wobbly windows, for chrissake...


GNOME Shell design wants people TO DO things in the desktop. GNOME Shell design doesn't want to users to dictate what are the things to do with the design, the argument is:
You need to do this and that so that you can enjoy the experience.
In that respect, you agree with the Shell's design command, so you get use to it.
While other people do not want to obey the GNOME Shell's command so that they will get use to it.
That is the difference.

Linus do not want to take time on how to get use on that system by changing his desktop habits and so are the rest of power users, while you belong to the people (quite a minority at this time) who obeyed and followed whatever GNOME Shell's wishes.

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