Posted Aug 8, 2012 23:30 UTC (Wed) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
In reply to: Day: GNOME OS by cmccabe
Parent article: Day: GNOME OS
You should have read it. The article declares nothing short of victory with Gnome 3:
> Our strengths are pretty obvious too: In the last few years we successfully refreshed the desktop work flow and our entire framework. [..snip..] We created a distraction free environment that lets users get work done.
There is that "philosophical" nonsense again with "distraction free environment". And that is the major downfall of Gnome - some misguided notion that users care about "philosophy" of their desktop. With pearls of wisdom like that, combined with:
> "Displaying multiple windows at the same time means that screen space isn't used efficiently [..snip..]"
I have four users at home (including myself) and we all work in entirely _different_ ways on our computers. The "one philosophy fits all" approach by Gnome isn't going to cut it - that is a given. Especially when one considers that the world has a few more than four users.
But, let me finish on a positive note. Problems with Gnome 3 can be fixed relatively easily. The Cinnamon effort is the proof. If only Gnome developers acknowledged that.