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[2]: Comment by Luminair
by cyrilleberger on Mon 7th Nov 2011 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
cyrilleberger
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Some people seems to forget how broken and buggy kicker was... Probably because they are members of the "It was better before" sects. Since KDE 4.2 (or even 4.1, but 4.2 is first really stable release), you can make your plasma desktop looks exactly like your KDE 3 one (even the icon mess on the desktop), and it is what I have been doing (but without the icon mess). And that is the real reason why trinity will not get any traction, except among members of the "It was better before" sect. And for those with hardware problem, yes it is true that KDE4 (and Gnome3) have issues with the (poor) quality of graphics driver, but at least with KDE4 once the animation are disabled, it works perfectly fine (and on a side note, there is no effect with KDE3 so it was not better before).

However, Gnome 3 is in a different situation, the whole shell is so rigid that you cannot customize it to make it work like you want it to work. It forces you to work the way the Gnome UI team wants you to work. Meaning that users who do not fit in that vision are left to look for alternative, or create for of Gnome 3 that will fit their need.

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