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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"harsh and overly negative at times"
by l3v1 on Fri 9th Nov 2012 07:13 UTC
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Harsh is good, if it's true. And it is. About themes, about customization options, about nautilus, about api, branding trials, it's all there and all who use some of the mainstream Linux distros these days come across these issues at one point. For knowledgeable users most of these issues can be resolved, one way or another, with time spent, but for others they just might break the deal. And I don't think it's overly negative, it's just seems to come from someone really frustrated (which I can understand and relate to).

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