"I want my sane interfaces back," Linus Torvalds wrote
on Google+ a couple of weeks ago. "I have yet to meet anybody who
likes the unholy mess that is gnome-3."
The founder of the Linux kernel wasn't the first to disparage
the new design of GNOME. Nor does his expertise lie in desktop
design. But his position in free and open source software is such
that his rejection of GNOME 3 has brought endless choruses of
agreement -- and few opposing views.