Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Comment by spiderman
by spiderman on Fri 27th Jul 2012 17:00 UTC
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Gnome is built on false premise that users want to focus on their task and let the computer deal with the rest.
I think the users actually want to know and control what is going on.
Let me try a car analogy. One might think users would prefer automatic gears. Actually most of them are more than capable to select the right gear at the right moment.
I believe it's the same with DE. Users want to know what task is running and what file is where.

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