Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 16:32 UTC
Gnome Not even GNOME itself could ignore the GNOME 3 criticism for much longer. "As part of the planning for the DropOrFixFallbackMode feature, we've decided that we will compile a list of supported gnome-shell extensions. This will be a small list, focused on just bringing back some central 'classic' UX elements: classic alt tab, task bar, min/max buttons, main menu. To ensure that these extensions keep working, we will release them as a tarball, just like any other module."
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Thu 29th Nov 2012 14:37 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

Everyone here knows users are defecting. Don't need to hammer each other about it so much.

This news story, if one were to talk about it, is actually positive

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Hiev on Thu 29th Nov 2012 15:05 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Everyone here knows users are defecting.

Correction:
Everyone here likes to think users are defecting.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Thu 29th Nov 2012 18:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

the linux desktop isn't growing in users fast enough for gnome to not be losing users to all the distros that are switching off gnome

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by r_a_trip on Thu 29th Nov 2012 23:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Everyone here knows users are defecting.

Correction:
Everyone here likes to think users are defecting.


Well, as a single data point, I defected. Anyone want to add more points?

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by vaette on Thu 29th Nov 2012 17:17 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

It is true, Linux should really return to the fine old Gnome 2 days, when it was king of the desktop and seemed unstoppable. It was always foolish of the Gnome devs to piss off that 0.3% of the market they had in the bag. When you are winning with that kind of numbers what you do is sit still and consolidate.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by TechGeek on Thu 29th Nov 2012 18:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

Regardless of how much market share Gnome or Linux actually has, Gnome is probably the most financially backed DE for Linux. Second I would say was KDE. Gnome will probably not continue in its role if no one actually wants to use it. I think the real question is: "Will Red Hat ship Gnome 3 in RHEL 7 as the default DE?"

Edited 2012-11-29 18:06 UTC

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