Linux at the end of the world (our 2012 predictions)
Posted Jan 4, 2012 16:38 UTC (Wed) by rgmoore
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I was kind of surprised on how many technical people were using stock GNOME 2 rather than the crazy, tricked out environments that Linux used to be known for.
Maybe that's a sign that GNOME's approach of providing sensible defaults that shouldn't require as much customization was the right one. Once you stop needing to customize every detail to get to a working configuration, bothering to do it just to make things look perfect loses its attractiveness. And when everyone's configurations start converging on the defaults, you get the added advantage that you can use somebody else's desktop, or a newly set-up account that you haven't spend hours tweaking, and still get the behaviour you've come to expect.
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