Posted Jul 29, 2012 14:26 UTC (Sun) by pboddie
In reply to: such nastiness.
Parent article: Otte: staring into the abyss
In another part of this thread you considered the issue of why people have a "hate on something" and concluded that...
We must have seriously messed things up in the marketing phase of GNOME 3, I'm pretty sure of that.
The point being made about keeping features is most likely to be a reflection on the maturity of GNOME 2 and KDE 3 along with both projects' abandonment of that maturity in favour of less mature, experimental, arguably ill-informed approaches to user interface design.
In other words, we all had a good thing going and only needed to improve on it, but instead of doing that, whole projects re-oriented themselves towards imitating supposedly intimidating competitors like Windows Vista that turned out to be commercial failures, leaving those Free Software projects significantly disadvantaged.
I think you need to resist the temptation to classify criticism as "hate" and to restate criticism in terms of unreasonable demands that might not have been made in the first place.
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