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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No It wasn't.

Yes it was.

No, I'm afraid it was a rant from someone who now uses a Mac who has used a Linux distribution recently and realised that stuff breaks and had a go at what he perceives to be wrong. Unfortunately, it was then pointed out to him that he was at least partially responsible for most of the problems he cites.

It's called hypocrisy, it does matter and no he didn't acknowledge he was to blame in any way.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

So if we live in your world.

* People are not allowed to change their opinions.
* People are not allowed to make mistakes.
* People are not allowed to learn from mistakes.
* People are not allowed to comment on past mistakes.


Edited 2012-11-10 14:39 UTC

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segedunum Member since:

1. He hasn't changed his opinion. It's only now he is seeing things as how they actually are for an end user. He just doesn't see the correlation.

2. He isn't learning from his mistakes because he isn't going to do anything to fix anything. He's a Mac user now.

3. He isn't commenting on past mistakes because he has never admitted that any of what he described was even partially his fault. It was only Alan Cox who pointed that out.

Put simply, his post was really quite pointless.

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