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The GNOME 2 Zombie

Mar 07, 2012, 03:01 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Since most of these efforts are not supported by the GNOME project, they have an air of heroism. Users are insisting on having what they want, no matter what developers decree, and I have to admire their persistence.

"However, I find myself asking: What was so great about the GNOME 2 series? It had reached its limits a couple of years before GNOME 3 was released and its last few releases were distinctly minor.

"Maybe as a primarily KDE user, I should keep quiet. Yet I can't help remembering that GNOME 2 had at least 7 annoying features that I, for one, would be happy to see dead and buried.

"So before people rush to support its revival, maybe they should take a moment to remember all that is wrong about GNOME 2, instead of idolizing it uncritically, as if their brains had been eaten by something shuffling from its grave."

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