GNOME 3.8 to drop fallback mode
Posted Nov 9, 2012 14:03 UTC (Fri) by dskoll
In reply to: GNOME 3.8 to drop fallback mode
Parent article: GNOME 3.8 to drop fallback mode
After a few releases of Gnome 2, the loud complainers were silently using Gnome 2... and AFAICS the very same thing is happening right now, again.
Maybe. I think there are a number of ways this is playing out:
- Some people like GNOME 3. For them, it's a win.
- Some technically-savvy people dislike GNOME 3 and are able to switch to XFCE, KDE, or whatever. I'm in this camp.
- Some technically-naive people dislike GNOME 3, but grumble and adjust to it. These people are in the same position as Windows users, I guess.
- Some technically-naive people think that "Linux" developers are idiots and jump ship for Windows or Mac OS X. And this, I think, is the greatest danger of GNOME 3 (and to some extent KDE 4): Drastic UI changes that bewilder people and turn them off the "Linux" desktop and on to proprietary OSes. (Never mind that Microsoft is making the same sort of mistakes with Windows 8 ... MSFT users can't even imagine something called "choice", so MSFT has a lock on them.)
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