Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:56 UTC, submitted by Dart
Linux When GNOME did its version 3 and Ubuntu came up with Unity, the popularity of Linux Mint sky-rocketed, because they stuck with GNOME 2.32. The Mint team has been working on their next version for a while now, and today, they first unveiled what they're working on. There's good news - the team is working on making GNOME 3 likeable. Their question for this release: "How do we make people like Gnome 3? And what do we provide as an alternative to those who still do not want to change?"
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RE[3]: Gnome 3 Failed..
by Finalzone on Sun 6th Nov 2011 04:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome 3 Failed.."
Finalzone
Member since:
2005-07-06

As been discussed a million times. Expose style window switching is not for everyone. It depends which apps do you use and how many of them. Works for some people, doesn't for other.

Gnome 3 devs don't seem to get that, so a lot of people really dislikes their shell.


They actually did. It depends what sort of people you refer. The real problem are some people especially power users who are so accustomed to old habit they do not like change. In other word, inability to adapt. Expose windows style combined with the dynamic workspace works far better than the familiar traditional cluttered taskbar.

I think the big reaction about gnome-shell means its approach is right. Disruptive change historically met with some resistance.

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RE[4]: Gnome 3 Failed..
by sdeber on Sun 6th Nov 2011 10:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Gnome 3 Failed.."
sdeber Member since:
2005-07-06

Not to be offensive, but your idea is exactly the same as Gnome developers. To me, this idea just takes things into personal. Instead of investigating why so many people dislike gnome-shell in an objective manner, they just simply invent a theory that "people do not like it just because they are unable to change".

You know some religious people explain natural phenomena in a similar way: "God made it in this way, end of story".

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RE[4]: Gnome 3 Failed..
by reduz on Sun 6th Nov 2011 16:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Gnome 3 Failed.."
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

No, expose really sucks, look at this:

http://imgbin.org/images/5539.jpg

This is my typical workplace, notice how all the windows looks very similar, and every time i open/close one, their order changes. It takes me a while to glance and realize which one do i need. I tried this for a few weeks and simply couldn't get used to it, then went back to Unity.

When I presented my scenario to Gnome developers, they told me it's my fault for not organizing them into desktops.

So, instead of a simple dock with 6 clear icons, their alternative is to use confusing expose-style previews, and forcing me to think of a sceheme to organize my apps into separate desktops.

Gnome developers have a really strange idea of simplicity..

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RE[5]: Gnome 3 Failed..
by Hiev on Sun 6th Nov 2011 20:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Gnome 3 Failed.."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

notice how all the windows looks very similar

Out of curiosity, how woudl you locate them in a classic taskbar? because the programs in the taskbar is even worse.

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