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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 13:08 UTC (Sun) by JMB (guest, #74439)
In reply to: Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users by bojan
Parent article: Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

Sorry, but one of the things Ubuntu started was that many people
I know start installing Linux without having large knowledge about
Unix/Linux and without seeking technical people in their surroundings.
A community has grown which outnumbered soon all combined comunities
existing to that date. And now all distos get merits from that.
Unfortunately, pre-installed systems are not really available.
You must dig deep, mostly pay more and end up with a badly installed
system which you just freshly install to be able to do work.
The point is valid, as additionally the technical experts are those
who really care - they answer questions of friends who have problems,
they do work 100% on Linux systems (like me) without Windows/Max OS X
installed alongside.

And also the game argument is valid - for power gamers.
After playing games on computers for 25 years I am no longer impressed
by wasted hardware but by smart ideas (more of them were forgotten then
invented in the last decade).
Playing split screen with a friend sharing one keyboard (as in the
old DOS age) is much fun - much more than playing a network game.
At least for me and some people I know.
Wishes: big resolution (3840 x 2160 pixel?), fast response, good AI
and many possibilities to proof NI {natural intelligence:-}.

Which desktop? No big deal - a friend likes Unity - no problem -
KDE - nice - XFCE - fast - so what. The days of the best one is over.
It is more a social thing.
So ignoring bug reports, making statements that their users are so
`stupid' (I read it many times between the lines) - they don't know
their needs and should adopt the better workflow of a development
crew? LOL

But this attitude is much more harmful to the community than
M$ could be with all their FUD.
Why - because if you are not part, are told what to do and got explained
that you are stupid and must be an expert in all fields to rise your hand
one may install Windows (or Mac OS X - same thing) - they tell their
users what, how and how long to use ... OS, applications, services ...
and so many users are using it ... and industry ...
Of cause, looking behind the scenes neither Windows nor Mac OS X are
shiny - but are the Linux desktops of today?
Speaking only for myself: NO.


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

Posted Nov 12, 2012 4:18 UTC (Mon) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

> Which desktop? No big deal - a friend likes Unity - no problem -
> KDE - nice - XFCE - fast - so what. The days of the best one is over.

For some people, like myself, it was a big deal. For us Gnome was about stability. GNOME3 changed that, a put a lot of us to search for an alternative, something I personally _HATED_ doing. It's our problem, I suppose, because we expected from the GNOME devs more that what they were willing to give out. For that, I'm sorry.


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