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Comment Marketing keeps it there (Score 3, Funny) 384

This is the method, but it's the sheer horror of marketing the stuff that makes it the bible.

“The closer you get to (or the farther you get from) your thirtieth birthday, the more likely you are to develop things like taste and discernment, which render you such an exhausting proposition in terms of selling a movie that, well, you might as well have a vagina.”

Comment Re:How can that be? (Score 4, Insightful) 550

Same problem as Windows Phone. I know a few people with Windows phones and they love them ... the only thing they lament is the utter lack of apps.

Unfortunately, it seems that "Microsoft" and "Windows" are tainted brands. No-one wants to spend personal money to be reminded of Monday morning 9am at work.

Comment Re:Isn't unwillingless to learn a big problem? (Score 5, Insightful) 192

If it is possible for a new desktop to be better than its predecessor, then it is possible for it to be worse.

The users largely hate GNOME 3. Therefore, it has failed user acceptance testing. It is worse than its predecessor.

In this case, it's Red Hat - who pay many of the remaining GNOME devs - saying "dunno what you're here for, but we're here to serve our users." It's nice someone is.

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