Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:54 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Gnome "Theme development is a tedious and difficult task, and for the GTK devs to be so careless in breaking their API at every turn disrespects the many hours people put into making themes for it. [...] I was given to believe that this breakage stems from a Microsoft-like climate of preventing users from customizing their systems, and deliberately breaking the work of others so that your 'brand' is the best. Anytime I hear the word 'brand' being used in Linux, I know something valuable is being poisoned." I find the tone of this one a bit too harsh and overly negative at times, but his point still stands.
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by Luminair on Fri 9th Nov 2012 00:33 UTC
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if you look at how well computer interfaces have done for long periods of time without changing, and if you look at how insignificantly different even cutting edge ones are today, you have to wonder if too much is made of linux GUIs.

the GUI guys can go crazy if they want doing all kinds of crazy stuff. but I think a successful distro would sit with the same thing and innovate in other areas unseen to users.

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