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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RE[2]: Shame, I like gnome3
by bouhko on Fri 27th Jul 2012 22:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Shame, I like gnome3"
bouhko
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2010-06-24

I think you raise a very valid point. Gnome 3 is targeted towards non-technical users. That's one of the reason why they have close to zero customization and stuff.

The problem is that once you get out of the Gnome reality distortion field, the people who use GNU/Linux on the desktop are technical people. Linux desktop is mostly very popular amongst engineers and scientists. Those are mostly people who just want a UI that works and don't care much about all the fancy stuff.
Now, it's good to try to make an interface that's more welcoming to new users, but they should do that without alienating their existing userbase.

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RE[3]: Shame, I like gnome3
by znby on Sat 28th Jul 2012 11:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Shame, I like gnome3"
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2012-02-03

Maybe it has been designed with non technical users in mind, but it's perfectly usable by professionals with the right customizations.

Sure, they could have made it much easier to tinker with out-of-the-box by including more options and tools, but I personally find that I need to tinker with any desktop before it behaves like I want it to.

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