[CentOS] Just need to vent

Sun Jan 24 14:35:54 UTC 2016
Mike Williams <dmikewilliams at gmail.com>

I used gnome for years. Until gnome 3. It struck me a huge step in the
wrong direction, and made me have to fish around to do things that used to
be easy.

I've used mate, xfce, and kde since then, all of which I find more user
friendly. Gnome devs seem to think that they are empowered to tell users
how they should use their systems. I saw a comment by a gnome developer on
one of the gnome lists that basically said that people who were complaining
about gnome were not using their computers properly. That did it for me.

The trend of trying to impose touch screen interfaces on desktops is a bad
one, as far as I am concerned. I don't want my desktop or my laptop adapted
to look and feel like a tablet or a smart phone. Having an interface that
is designed for hardware that doesn't exist on the system I am using is
pointless and annoying.



On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 6:47 AM, John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

> On Sun, 24 Jan 2016, Mark LaPierre wrote:
> I'm forced to use MS Windows 7 at work.  They have rolled in so much
>> smart phone/tablet stuff that it makes the desktop even more of a pain
>> to use than Windows XP was.  Examples include, you can have your
>> applications any color you want as long as it's gray, and you can no
>> longer search for files by anything other than the file name.  I didn't
>> like Windows before and I like it even less now.
> This is totally off topic, and untrue.
> The main reason I'm still using, nearly obsolete, CentOS 6 is because I
>> don't want to have to deal with Gnome 3.  I wish the Gnome developers
>> would
>> stop fixing things that are not broken for people who use real desktop
>> computers to get their work done.  Maybe part of the problem is that
>> Fedora/Red Hat have not figured out that the OS should determine if the
>> platform it's running on is a desktop or a phone/pad of some kind and then
>> select a user interface appropriate to the platform.
> My opinion is that there's a silent majority who don't hate Gnome3, and
> that
> it's not half as terrible as people seem to make out.  You can start
> applications, move windows around, and manage files.  What do people really
> want from a DE?  Being able to just type winkey-texmaker and have texmaker
> start up is suddenly a bad thing?
> gedit broken for offering you fonts that aren't monospace?  I think that's
> a
> really weak criticism, considering it defaults to monospace.
> Spatial nautilus behaviour is a gnome 2 horror feature, and okay and cancel
> swapping order and all the other fun gnome 2 isms seem to have been
> forgotten.
> Maybe I'm just hard to annoy,
> jh
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