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Story: Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For XfceTotal Replies: 12
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Aug 04, 2011
2:27 PM EDT
Being part of the Gnome Dev Team and turning on your computer to read that Linus thinks your work sucks?

That being said, I think that the arrogance displayed by Gnome is stronger than any criticism, regardless of who levels it.

I'm hoping Mint gets the 2.32 interface working with Gnome's my understanding that is their objective.

Aug 04, 2011
2:53 PM EDT
Maybe criticism from this source will wake them up, though. It's a little like being the Pope, and having St. Peter visit you to tell you the Church is a royal screw-up...

Aug 04, 2011
2:57 PM EDT
> I think that the arrogance displayed by Gnome....

Hmm. KDE 4, Gnome 3. Gnome 3, KDE 4. Hmmmm....

Nope. It still looks pretty much like a tossup to me.

Aug 04, 2011
3:41 PM EDT
Fork Gnome 2.32! For God's sake! We need a good interface on computers with good graphics cards.

Aug 04, 2011
4:02 PM EDT
+1 for forking GNOME 2. I wish there were more hours in the day, so I could help out.

Aug 04, 2011
4:05 PM EDT
January 26, 2009 "Linus Torvalds Ditches KDE 4 For GNOME"

"I used to be a KDE user. I thought KDE 4.0 was such a disaster I switched to GNOME. I hate the fact that my right button doesn't do what I want it to do. But the whole "break everything" model is painful for users and they can choose to use something else."

Aug 04, 2011
5:00 PM EDT
I can imagine being a longer term user of 10.04 Ubuntu due to this and no time to decide where to go for a desktop I'm happy with.

Aug 04, 2011
5:22 PM EDT
I'm still using Linux Mint 9, because I don't have to worry about this until April 2012. I'm hoping that's long enough to get things right.

Aug 04, 2011
7:02 PM EDT
Quoting:I hate the fact that my right button doesn't do what I want it to do

That was then, now KDE does everything a user wants and more. If more is a problem, users can just remove or ignore them.

Happily using KDE 4.7 and I believe Gnome devs will eventually offer users multiple GUI options to select their preferred GUI from. The KDE team did that and here is more info for those who are interested:

And more to come for other devices:


Aug 04, 2011
9:37 PM EDT
This is kind of funny and it just goes to show that Linus is like the rest of us, except he started an operating system that arguably was historic and world-changing and we didn't. But all of us have probably been in the same boat with desktop environments and have gone from GNOME to KDE to Xfce to a window manager like Openbox and back or in a different order, but still.

Also, as an aside, a developer in Mexico, Juan Rodriguez, developed Fedora 15 with the GNOME 2.32 (I think) desktop, instead of the default GNOME 3, and it's called BlueBubble. You have to Google for it if you're interested because I can't find the URL.

Aug 05, 2011
10:09 AM EDT
BlueBubble Link -


Aug 05, 2011
2:35 PM EDT
For those who are so against Gnome 3 & Unity should reconsider and look at future computer devices like this one.

And this one

Both Canonical & Gnome should maintain and continue support of the classic DE interface along with the new interface.


what the heck, one more useful link


Aug 05, 2011
2:37 PM EDT
Bluebubble isn't a fork though, it is just a set of GNOME 2 packages for Fedora 15.

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