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Old 22. Jun 2012, 05:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Designer Jon McCann about the future of GNOME3

The man behind Gnome 3 sheds light on its decision for its radical change. HERE
I knows its somewhat dated but its the first time I got a glimpse at what created this madness (my opinion only)
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The man behind Gnome 3 sheds light on its decision for its radical change. HERE
I knows its somewhat dated but its the first time I got a glimpse at what created this madness (my opinion only)
Thanks wdhpr for the link and that's a good one to read.

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"It took us eight, nine years to get to where GNOME2 ended up and we've had like four months of GNOME3. So there are plenty of things we still have to do. There are a lot of holes in our story. People will look at some things and say "Why is this there? Does this really make sense?". And in many cases that's because we didn't get to really finish that off."
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Very revealing. To me this looks like a classic case of someone who's to close to the problem to see it for what it is. I have a novel idea... why not put Gnome 3 on the back burner go back to gnome 2 and improve it, then offer Gnome 3 as an option for the really adventurous.
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why not put Gnome 3 on the back burner go back to gnome 2 and improve it, then offer Gnome 3 as an option for the really adventurous.
Good or bad, some chefs have scheduled to serve their customers new and hot dishes every 6 months.
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There's no doubt in my mind that the Cinnamon version of Gnome 3 is a big step forward in terms of looks. It's sharper, more modern and IMO more professional looking than it's ancestor. The gap between what is achievable with KDE has narrowed considerably with the arrival of Cinnamon, and it still uses less resources. More applets are being developed all the time so I think the future is very promising. I've yet to see a better implementation of Cinnamon than that provided by Mint Maya. It will be interesting to see what Solus V2 does with Gnome 3, although I haven't bothered to look yet because it's still in alpha. Otherwise, we have the Fusion new release not far away and if they can get Gnome 3 to be as good as they did with Gnome 2, then this could be another good alternative. Pinguy based on 12.04 is just released but doesn't look anything special. Just my opinion
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Call me spoiled but I'm still using Mint Julia, no crashes, no missing icons, no missing DVD drive. Perhaps I'm being picky because I would rather not spend hours on various forums trying figure out whats causing all the problems and how to fix them. Maybe I expect my computer to do all the things I enjoy while still being able to get things done. If this makes me a complainer who's not willing to put up with the hassle so I can have the cutting edge in linux technology then so be it. If I want headaches, anxiety and the fear of also being invaded by the latest and greatest virus's and malware all I have to do is fire up Windows. Other than that I'm really enjoying the new linux releases

Honestly I enjoy trying out the new stuff, its always been a hobby of sorts. My issues maybe related to my aging hardware and my high expectation. But I take comfort knowing I can tinker all I want and still have a rock solid home to come back to
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I read it John McLain honest!
And I thought John McLain designing software, no.
Too much Die Hard as a child.
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