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Comment Re:GNOME 3.x worsens the general user experience (Score 1) 170

haha, that's pretty funny. :)

I'm sorry that you didn't like GNOME 3. But it got changed because it was very limiting. There is so much more to accomplish. It's what happened when GNOME 1 -> GNOME 2 and people didn't like that either. The flames continued up until it got moved to GNOME 3. Check any slashdot thread.

It'll all get better, hardware continues to change and maybe at some point, you'll come back and try GNOME 3 to check out all the new hardware toys that are coming out. Nothing is forever.

Comment Re:"Improved user-experience"? (Score 1) 170

Gnome 3 has made the user-experience a disaster. But even worse, it took away or made it much harder for a user to fix that disaster, even when willing to invest time to fix it. Because, you know, the Gnome3 developers just know so much than all their users what the users want and need. So they decided that it is really not good for us to have task bar any more, or to have shortcut icons on the desktop or have shortcut icons in the panel, or have the panels organized like we want, because doing it all like they figured out some noobs want to do it is obviously the only road to happiness for us all. And they were so busy taking away the freedom of their users they could just not be arsed to work on important stuff like e.g. proper support of HiDPI monitors or multitple monitor configurations with big differences in DPI.

The same applies, probably even more, to the Unity team, btw.

GNOME already has support for HiDPI already part of GTK+. When the switch comes to Wayland, then multiple monitors with different resolutions will also be addressed.

Comment Re:What User Experience? Everyone Left. (Score 1) 170

A couple of other data points, both SLES/SLED and RHEL all default to GNOME in the enterprise. Secondly, Cinnamon, Mate, and Unity all depend on underlying GNOME libraries. So, there are a lot of projects depending on GNOME developers. It might not be good for users to wish GNOME's demise since that sow chaos in their own desktop of choice.

Comment Re: SystemD (Score 1) 170

Linux never claims POSIX compliance. There is a lot of stuff in the kernel that doesn't necessarily conform to POSIX standard. In fact, if kernel folks disagree with something on the POSIX standard they will modify it. Do you think Linus wouldn't do that? /proc is not a UNIX thing.

Comment Re:Haters gonna hate (Score 1) 170

Design changes are driven by changes in technology. If you have faster processors, faster memory, and you have new IO devices, then your design has to be updated to able to take advantage of them. If you have a laptop that has touch capability, then economically having a desktop that use it is a waste since that cost is built-in the laptop. Meanwhile the other desktops are quickly ramping up on the new paradigm. If you decide to stay still, you become stagnant.

GNOME is part of GNU, the goal is to continue to bring Free Software to users. Being stagnant means we can't reach the users anymore. In the end, we'd be stuck with a dwindling set of users who prefer the mainframe era of computing. Those users are what? late mid 40s and up? How long will that base of users last when there is nothing to replace them?

Comment Re:Ah, no lessons learned from Windows 8 (Score 1) 170

Windows 8 was a very busy desktop. You go into their overview (vs GNOME) and it's full of distracting thing. GNOME was meant to be distraction free, while Windows 8 went completely the other way. I also had problems going back to the desktop view. Windows 8 was an effort at desktop/tablet convergence, but it didn't succeed and so windows 10 came that modified the UI. GNOME is still a desktop oriented OS. The desktop is still prime. The basic paradigm has not changed.

Comment Re:Ah, no lessons learned from Windows 8 (Score 2) 170

It also tends to be behind GNOME. It is based on GNOME, but since they've added their own bits, they can't reasonably update all the GNOME libraries as easily since they forked them all. In honesty, they could probably have re-implemented Cinnamon with using all GNOME libraries and saved themselves a lot of maintenance cost. After all, the platform has now already de-coupled the user experience from everything so you could just implement the shell like Elementary has done, and Budgie. Mate could do the same thing. There are some issues of course like gnome-settings-daemon which has some hardcoded stuff. But if you have the resources to support a whole platform focusing on making something like gnome-settings-daemon generic would be a great effort.

Comment Re:I liked the cartoon that read: (Score 4, Insightful) 662

It was a fucking clock. His engineering teacher could have verified it. Second, if they were really concerned why the fuck was the bomb squad and fire dept not called? They kept that kid for two class periods interrogating him without a lawyer and his parents. The principal trying to force him to write some kind of written confession. Again, without his parents. Do you think that was reasonable? Jeezus.

Also speculating what the kid was up to? Really? Why not just give him the benefit of the doubt?

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