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: Yet Another Rant
by ggeldenhuys on Wed 1st Aug 2012 10:52 UTC in reply to "Yet Another Rant"
ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

I feel your pain! I was forced to move from Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome2) to a different distro - because 10.04 didn't support all my hardware in my new (high spec) PC. Not to mention (K)Ubuntu 12.04 is buggy as hell (total system freezes constantly - not even the mouse pointer can move). So I tried a few others and settled on OpenSuse 12.1, but it too had its share of problems. KDE4 sucks, Unity sucks, Cinnamon is too early days, Gnome3 sucks, XFCE I don't like. So what the hell do I do?? Well, get down to the basics! I installed JWM (Joe's Window Manager). It's simple, it's fast, and it doesn't cause me to fight it every step of the way. The only thing I added to JWM was the jwm-menu add-on to convert the XDG menus into JWM menus (plus my custom / most used menu entries). I'm super happy now. I use whatever apps I liked before (Firefox, gEdit etc) and can actually get work done for a change. These latest DE's are just bloat, damn slow, and causes the end-user to fight them every step of the way. Long live JWM!!!!

Edited 2012-08-01 10:54 UTC

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