If you don't like Gnome 3, you're most likely doing something stupid. Instead of getting frustrated, try thinking about the best way to accomplish your task. You'll find that the way you used to do things in Windows and Gnome 2 were not that efficient after all.
I'm loving Arch Linux right now, but I'm looking forward to Gnome OS. These guys are really good.
GNOME Shell is utter piece of crap. Never understood what motivated GNOME devs to break good ol' desktop.
Have since switched to KDE 4 and not looking back :)
A couple of things that i (personally) found interesting in the survey and comments.
- for those commenting how it is just the same whiners complaining as the last survey ~ while on some level i do agree with you (at least, in part) i think it is sad that you so easily write off every criticism of Gnome. While it is true some of the criticisms are invalid (in the sense that some of the criticizers, were complaining about things like (for example) gnome should have plugins - which it does aka: extensions), while others are just unrealistic (ie: Gnome won't be dropping GS for a gnome 2 desktop), complaints about minimizing/maximizing buttons (which whatever moron wrote that should realize that you can EASILY change that behavior), etc ... other comments are quite valid. For example (my comment);
Iif they would actually improve gtk3 + stop breakage on theming - that would be progress. I don't recall Windows or MacOSX EVER breaking the look/feel of the desktop on an update :\ anyway, gnome should address some of this stuff - it would make their desktop much more reliable / professional / consistent - more so than removing features or reducing menus to ugly single buttons on the rightside of the window (like nautilus).Quote:
Originally Posted by ninez from survery
For those whom don't like GS (myself included), fine than don't use it! (i don't) but i also don't feel the need to complain every chance i get about my distaste for it ~ it's called "moving on". There are plenty of other shells for gnome 3 that are viable options, depending on one's tastes - so use one of them instead, or don't use gnome :)
....Or it could be that GS just isn't to some peoples tastes, workflows (aka not morons). You may find GS to be exceptional and set a new standard of how a desktop should be used ~ but that doesn't mean that is actually true. In both MacOSX and Cinnamon - i am FAR more productive than when using GS - and no i am not a mouse-user, but am a heavy user of shortcuts/keyboard and also of gestures (tablet) in both environments.
so instead of being so arrogant, you might want to be a little more humble and actually respect other people's ability and choices or atleast try to open your mind a little. I'm not saying GS is garbage (it obviously is not) but to insinuate that anybody whom doesn't like it is just an idiot. Says a lot more about you (in a very negative way) than it does about them.
and FYI Gnome OS isn't a replacement for an actual distro, nor is it planned to be. Calling it an OS - has caused a bit of confusion here - you may actually want to read what Gnome OS is really geared towards; https://live.gnome.org/GnomeOS/
It's time to forget the old gnome... it will never come back.
Perhaps in 5 or 10 years gnome-shell will be the best desktop but for today just let it alone, but I'm sure phoronix will continue to make survey every year.
Today Gnome-shell is more something for the devs ( and anyway theses devs all use apple laptop with mac osx installed :confused: really ? ), a playfield where they can experiment whatever idea they have. It's a good thing, but users need to understand it's not for everyday or production usage.
When the old functionnal paradigm of gnome2 was replaced with something more experimental they have forgotten to let a note on the window :
" We're closed for renovation, please come back in several years. "