Linked by the_randymon on Thu 17th Jan 2013 22:19 UTC
Fedora Core "Linux fans hope that the interface changes in Windows 8 will drive more users to Linux. But the open source operating system is facing interface challenges of its own. Part of the problem is that - after so much controversy within the Linux community - there are so many interfaces to chose from. But the new version of Fedora - a desktop focused version of Red Hat’s distribution of Linux - is offering users an easier way to choose between the many flavors of Linux GUI."
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RE[2]: Rant kind of pointless
by TechGeek on Fri 18th Jan 2013 04:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Rant kind of pointless"
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And why do you even have to have multiple desktop environments to give people choice? Couldn't you just have ONE that was flexible enough so you could customize the shit out of it, and modular enough so it wouldn't slow down for peiple that like a minimal setup? Even if there were distros shipping 40 variations of that DE, it wouldn't matter because apps would work the same under ALL of them.

In other words, my point is that it doesn't really matter how many choices you have - the critical thing is that all of those choices need to work and blend in together seamlessly under one environment.

I personally think you are right, but the Gnome project doesn't from what I have read. The problem is that they want the world to know you are running Gnome when they see your desktop. So any move to change it from what they deem fit is met with disdain. Hence the black bar at the top that is mostly wasted space that they really won't let you change. They seem to forget that at the end of the day, its "my" damn desktop and I will do what I want with it.

Edited 2013-01-18 04:53 UTC

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