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Comment: Re:Death March (Score 1) 230

by drjones78 (#41473625) Attached to: GNOME 3.6 Released
I wouldnt really call gnome tweak tool a "3rd party application" - its made by gnome guys, its git repo lives on And every setting it touches can be discovered, enabled or disabled through the command line. It's just not installed by default in distributions (though I can't speak for them all) - that doesnt make it "3rd party".

Comment: Re:Gnome 3 is not the only thing that is sux (Score 1) 432

by drjones78 (#41050547) Attached to: GNOME: Possible Recovery Strategies
"Ruling out" ubuntu, fedora, {or insert other distro here} because of Gnome is just idiotic. You can use any window manager or DE you wish on any of em (with the exception of unity, at the moment). That makes the windowing environment is pretty much downright irrelevant when it comes to distro choice.

Comment: Re:God I hate that use of "free"... (Score 1) 580

by drjones78 (#40814091) Attached to: How Will Steam on GNU/Linux Affect Software Freedom?
By that logic, laws or regulations can only ever remove freedom (since they are forms of requirements, either placed upon people or governments).

But laws and regulations often can prevent someone more powerful than you (or others) from taking away your freedom (and the freedoms of many others). So its obviously false that requirements always remove freedom. Sometimes they bestow freedom, or allow freedom to flourish.

And some would argue, such is the case with the GPL. It prevents those with more power and resources than others from removing freedoms, by imposing requirements.

Comment: Re:God I hate that use of "free"... (Score 5, Insightful) 580

by drjones78 (#40813991) Attached to: How Will Steam on GNU/Linux Affect Software Freedom?
It's only "too restrictive" if you accept the BSD concept of "software freedom". If you accept the GNU concept of "software freedom", the BSD licenses are "too restrictive" (ie. ultimately more freedom limiting). In other words, the term "software freedom" has a completely different meaning for a GNU-ist than it does for a BSD-ist.

As to which license is ultimately more beneficial, I think it depends on the software project (and the stakeholder one is talking about). Neither are one-size-fits-all. I'm glad the linux kernel is GPL. I'm glad things like Django are BSD licensed. I think it depends on the project and situation.

Comment: Re:Missing the point of a DE... (Score 1) 535

by drjones78 (#40798553) Attached to: GNOME: Staring Into the Abyss
I'm a gnome user and I love gnome 3. Quite simply, its awesome. Almost every single complain I see about the Gnome team supposedly "dumbing everything down", is a rather ironic demonstration that they actually didn't dumb it down enough - because the complaints are almost always shallow, wrong, or a demonstration of user incompetence and ignorance that could easily by attaining even a little basic working knowledge of gnome 3 (the kind of thing you have to do to use any computer software efficiently).

Comment: Re:Reason? GNOME3 (Score 4, Informative) 535

by drjones78 (#40798507) Attached to: GNOME: Staring Into the Abyss
I can't for the life of me figure out how you must be using Gnome 3.

You certainly can you move your cursor to other windows to click on them, give them focus and raise them. Heck you can even do focus follows mouse, and autoraise, getting rid of the click.

Secondly, you don't have to click the word "Activities" at all. It's a hot corner. You're supposed shoot your mouse to it quickly. And the beauty of the hot corner is, you don't have to look for it or locate it on the screen, you don't have to aim for it or click it - you just whip your cursor up to it in a fast, imprecise motion - and voila - you have the overview. The targets there are also large, so you can don't have to be precise.

Or you can leave your left hand on the keyboard to hit the super-key...

"I'm a mean green mother from outer space" -- Audrey II, The Little Shop of Horrors