McCann: I am more optimistic about GNOME than I’ve been in a long time

William Jon McCann: I think every time there is a new version of Windows people will say that but I’m not entirely certain that it’s actually true. Any time there is a new product that changes the marketplace and that people will have to adapt to some will use that as an opportunity to do something different.

For me personally – and I can’t speak for my company or any of my colleagues – I’m not all that interested in switching people from Windows. I think that was an interesting problem probably 10 years ago, but I don’t think we still have to encourage people to leave Windows, it’s just going to happen over time. People are moving to other devices – they are just not as stuck to the desktop like they used to be.