Linked by Antonio Ospite on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:35 UTC
Gnome Antonio Ospite explores Gnome 3 in fall-back mode and tries to make it look and behave more like Gnome 2.32 again. This summer Linus Torvalds made it to the news for complaining about the gnome-shell design; Gnome fall-back mode is the solution for those like Linus who can't - or better, do not want to - use gnome-shell just yet.
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Comment by danbuter
by danbuter on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 08:14 UTC
danbuter
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2011-03-17

I've been using xfce since 11.04 came out. Xubuntu is worlds better than Ubuntu right now.

From everything I've seen, the Gnome devs are self-righteous, arrogant pricks who think they know better than their customers what the customers want, without even bothering to ask. And by customers, I mean users, because that's what they really are.

I hope xfce becomes the big DE over the next year, and they are smart enough to not permit ANY KDE4 or GnomeShell devs to even touch xfce, much less submit code to it.

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RE: Comment by danbuter
by akaas on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 09:49 in reply to "Comment by danbuter"
akaas Member since:
2009-08-16

I hope xfce becomes the big DE over the next year, and they are smart enough to not permit ANY KDE4 or GnomeShell devs to even touch xfce, much less submit code to it.

Yeah, and when XFCE gets more users they start to demand more features and modifications. If XFCE devs doesn't do what customers - the users - wants, the devs has become self-righteous, arrogant pricks and the users have to find a new DE again.

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RE: Comment by danbuter
by righard on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 12:47 in reply to "Comment by danbuter"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

As with most free software projects, the vast majority the developers are creating the software as a hobby. They will develop the stuff they like developing. They don't care about customers or market share, and with every right.
I know I am not going to give my spare time creating something a do not enjoy doing just because that is what the customer wants.

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RE[2]: Comment by danbuter
by danbuter on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 01:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by danbuter"
danbuter Member since:
2011-03-17

Linux will never be more than a toy on the desktop. Some of the responses in this thread about the devs just doing it for a hobby and they don't need to worry about what the users want just confirms it.

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