Linux at the end of the world (our 2012 predictions)
Posted Jan 4, 2012 3:52 UTC (Wed) by horen
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As with KDE4, Gnome3 suffers from "one step forward, two steps back". Given the already years-long existence and development of Gnome, I was horrified (but not surprised) that -- once again -- a major component (if not the major component) of a user's desktop was released (yes!) "broken".
It could -- and should -- have been otherwise.
Further Gnome3 improvement might well be "slow [and] steady", but if nothing else, providing a consistent (read: across distributions/versions) UI is no less important than kernel functions, etc., and many Gnome2 users will seek solace elsewhere.
I predict that Linux Mint's "Cinnamon" UI will become a welcome and worthy rival for Gnome3.
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