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Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

Posted Nov 11, 2012 2:20 UTC (Sun) by imitev (guest, #60045)
In reply to: Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users by cmm
Parent article: Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

"that is on your conscience"

LOL

FWIW, all the people for whom I've set up a computer with gnome3 are happy with it. Some were used to windows, some to gnome2 or XFCE. They don't have a personal domain and they don't blog that they like gnome3. And they don't want to come back to their previous environment. And I'm sure they don't even know the name of the DE they're using.

Regular People.

Gnome-related posts on LWN are disheartening, Corbet should declare an embargo. See systemd ? after all those complaints,flamewars,rantwars, you name it, most people are just happy with it now - except the few usual super vocal users.


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Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

Posted Nov 11, 2012 23:12 UTC (Sun) by tjc (guest, #137) [Link]

> Gnome-related posts on LWN are disheartening, Corbet should declare an embargo.

Freedom of speech is under siege in enough quarters already; we don't need to add free software the list of topics where dissenting opinions are not tolerated.

Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

Posted Nov 12, 2012 2:41 UTC (Mon) by imitev (guest, #60045) [Link]

This has nothing to do with freedom of speech.

I've been reading LWN for years not only because articles are top-notch, but also because comments used to be insightful and I learned quite a few things from them. I hate slashdot, and I hate seeing LWN increasingly look like it as soon as gnome|systemd|ubuntu|younameit is mentioned.

Whether they deserve it or not, gnome people had their fair share of complaints/rants/flames. If the only effect of a LWN daily news article is to get more of it, they will just ignore any discussion here, and LWN will loose in quality.

So, better to ignore gnome in daily news for a while until things settle and devs have time to implement broken/missing features. Whether they do it or not, I'm sure we will have a balanced and fair weekly article from Corbet in a few weeks/months. How's that for "not tolerating dissenting opinion" ?

Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

Posted Nov 12, 2012 3:13 UTC (Mon) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

It seems a lot easier for you to just not read comments on Gnome articles...?

Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

Posted Nov 12, 2012 14:15 UTC (Mon) by imitev (guest, #60045) [Link]

Yup you're right, that's exactly what I'll do now. Time will definitely be better spent drinking my own kool-aid rakia.

Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

Posted Nov 12, 2012 3:54 UTC (Mon) by tjc (guest, #137) [Link]

> This has nothing to do with freedom of speech.

You want an embargo on certain articles, and that has nothing to do with freedom of speech? You've been drinking your own Kool-Aid.

Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

Posted Nov 23, 2012 8:26 UTC (Fri) by TRauMa (guest, #16483) [Link]

Freedom of speech is a right you have, and it limits your government, not a private web site. You are perfectly able to vent somewhere else.


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