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GNOME 3 Wins Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award 378

Posted by timothy
from the de-gustibus-non-disputandum-est dept.
msevior writes "Although Linus Torvalds and some Slashdot commentators may disagree, GNOME 3 has many admirers. GNOME 3 was awarded the Linux Journal Readers' Choice award for 2011." Though I'm one of the complainers, I hope to be converted with the help of Gnome Shell extensions.
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GNOME 3 Wins Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award

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  • Obligatory (Score:5, Funny)

    by MrEricSir (398214) on Friday December 09, 2011 @09:40PM (#38321950) Homepage
  • by masternerdguy (2468142) on Friday December 09, 2011 @10:40PM (#38322296)
    My favourite part about these posts is how people get modded to +3 troll and +2 flamebait because of all the mixed opinions on GNOME 3. It really shows how those mod points are really being used.
  • by DoofusOfDeath (636671) on Friday December 09, 2011 @11:03PM (#38322414)

    Don't taunt him. According to his login, he's a member of Anonymous!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 09, 2011 @11:05PM (#38322428)

    This is exactly why Apple went bankrupt back in 2007: "designers" fucking everything up. And thank God for that, because otherwise we'd have lost the smooth functionality and labor-saving keystroke memorization that Lotus 123 and WordPerfect have blessed us with... not to mention the almighty command-line, which in the general opinion of all good men far surpasses any "designer's" laborious move-hands-from-keyboard-to-mouse-and-move-mouse-and-click slavery. Free market forces and common sense have converged to refute the heresies of the designers and their shiny UI's and gradients and drop shadows, and our world is a better and more moral place because of it.

    There are only two kinds of programs in the world: eye candy without functionality, and the raw power of DB-engineer-designed matrices of text input boxen! For those who don't understand, let me elucidate by analogy: there are only two kinds of women in the world: the pretty, vacuous ones, and the ugly lesbian geniuses. The world is a binary place, full of ones and zeroes, and there's no room for compromise: the shiny is always useless. Suck lied to us.

    Let us all take a lesson from Firefox, which lost its entire userbase to Chrome not because of lingering perceptions of memory bloat that a better marketing team could have dispelled; nor because Google had so much name brand recognition, practically being synonymous with the internet in the minds of many thanks to the ubiquity of its search and mail, that everyone accepted its new browser as Really Hot Stuff From a Quality Company—no, Firefox lost its entire userbase to Chrome and was abandoned as a software project because a "designer" moved the tabs and consolidated the search and address bars.

    I'm glad that I'm not alone in daring to hope that the GNOME team takes a good, hard look at its socialist ways and decides to return to just plain, American xterm windows with a Motif-like window manager. It's time we programmers took back our computers from the commie "designers" who want to push useless eye candy on us.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 10, 2011 @12:13AM (#38322860)

    Oh that's right, there's somebody like you calling deathwatch on every new thing ever released. You talk about people moving to KDE - a few years ago when KDE 4 was released, you, or one of your many clones was saying exactly the same thing about KDE.

    To be fair, there are so few linux users in the world that both KDE and GNOME can both be failures without contradiction.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 10, 2011 @03:17AM (#38323610)

    Okay, so they picked Gnome3, but what were the other window managers they looked at to make that decision? The Fine Article doesn't seem to say.

    I actually took part in the vote.

    The choices were:
    a) GNOME 3.0
    b) GNOME 3.1
    c) GNOME 3.2

  • by MaskedSlacker (911878) on Saturday December 10, 2011 @07:24AM (#38324430)

    Pass the crack pipe bro.

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