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Posted Mar 21, 2012 10:09 UTC (Wed) by slashdot (guest, #22014)
Only GNOME 3 decided to break compatibility for no reason.
It's also the only desktop that requires 3D acceleration, making it unusable in most virtual machines and other environments that don't want to run a messy OpenGL stack just so that GNOME can masturbate better.
Posted Mar 21, 2012 10:26 UTC (Wed) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
Now, you specifically say Windows 7. In Windows 8, there are 2 modes. The Metro one, where I think no taskbar exists and entire programs have to be rewritten. Aside from that, there is another mode working like Windows 7.
Seems overly similar to GNOME 3 and fallback mode to me. Except that in GNOME 3, your GNOME 2 applications actually will still work. As your XFCE ones, KDE, and more.
Now you also seem focussed on masturbation. Really, TMI, ok?
Posted Mar 21, 2012 11:36 UTC (Wed) by slashdot (guest, #22014)
Also, Windows 8 got several articles (rightfully) claiming that some of the changes suck, so it's not clear whether they'll actually release it in the state it is in the Customer Preview.
And if they do release it in that state, it's not clear whether people will buy it, and whether those who do so will simply install 3rd party software that restores the Start Menu, and allows to run Metro apps in a window.
Remember that even Windows Vista, which didn't remove anything and was a strict improvement except for some performance aspects, had trouble being accepted.
Posted Mar 21, 2012 12:59 UTC (Wed) by slashdot (guest, #22014)
For example, Tom's Hardware "GNOME 3: Why It Failed":
Easy for new Linux-users, people coming from Windows or Mac? Considering that GNOME Shell is one of the most alien GUIs we've ever seen, none of that is likely.
New users are typically converted by a friend or family member who gets them set up and interested.
By gutting GNOME of every power user-oriented feature [...] The power user demographic isn't going to recommend and support GNOME 3-based systems if they've already jumped ship.
What makes all of this worse is the way GNOME dismisses the complaints, chalking it up to the fact that people don't like change and that its users will acclimate. Fair enough. Except they won't get used to it.
If GNOME doesn't wake up soon, the GNOME Shell may prove cataclysmic for the entire project.
Regardless of the potential, if you “upgrade” to GNOME 3 you will almost certainly lose any semblance of work flow.
Normal folks should definitely skip this one. Don't even bother with the rental.
So, yeah, just give up.
Drop the GNOME 3 and GNOME Shell names ASAP, which are damaged beyond repair, and quickly move to release a GNOME 4 that fully works like GNOME 2 by default and with full support, and allows to opt-in to any new features in a modular fashion.
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