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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 13:25 UTC (Sun) by JMB (guest, #74439)
In reply to: Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users by daniels
Parent article: Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users

It is not pointless, as distributions are forced to use GNOME 3
instead of GNOME 2 as GNOME 2 is no longer supported.
Yes, you can maintain it yourself - as a folk ... done as MATE,
but was GNOME 2 really that good and stable?
In 1997 there was no large share for GNOME - ridiculous to make
analogies to the path to GNOME 2.
Which distros were common that day - what was the standard?
When industry (Sun, HP, IBM, ...) got behind GNOME (as CDE successor;
long ago - and even forgotten now - well, I liked CDE more anyway,
NOT kidding) even experts I know ask - GNOME? Maybe I should have a
look at it ...
With Linux kernel 2.0 Linux distros were full capable as Desktop systems
for scientists - predominantly using fvwm and later fvwm2.
They were accustomed to CDE/MOTIF - and that was a nice fit back then.
Concerning sorpigal's statement: well said. (+1 :)


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