It's the entire easy to understand approach towards "I want to edit a file." and "I want to browse the web" that needs to get a little into you face because it's an important and big part of the usability philosophy. It's the Gnome's new idea of using a computer, instead of using a DE. A user should never need to think about the DE. The user should think about the tasks that he or she wants to accomplish on a computer today and not what fucking button to click. This is also touch screen heaven. Please also look a little at the positive part? Gnome is for people that do not want and need to understand how a computer works, just like you would not want to be forced to know how you car works in detail from the inside out. <_<'Have you seen the Applications menu? Why do you need:
1 click on Activities
2 - animation - (expose-like effect)
3 click on more to see all current registered menu items
4 - get a menu that covers all your workspaces -
5 find what you were looking for?
The activity bar is only shown when you click on it... It's only there to launch apps. Have YOU looked at Gnome-shell yourself?
And what is T?
Software evolves. Buy a 5$ GPU that does have working 3D drivers in Linux -_-' But maybe you have to time to provide 2D code? If not then just shut up and fuck of, really. Change can be positive too.
Imo it's a very good thing gnome-shell exists no matter whether it dies or not. Software developers are all too scared to try out new concepts as is, just look at the UI's nowadays. They're all the same on every damn operating system. Why not stand up to the challenge of trying to design the next generation's UI that everyone else will try to copy when it's done? Even if it fails, it gives important experience in that the direction obviously isn't a good one and the next attempt will have to go into yet another. Change is good.
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Yes, I don't like patents either (ok, abusing patents).
The IEEE does more than that just counting patents, though. The biggest patten holder almost every yeas is IBM (they're also very proud of it, they kept mentioning it in Boblingen), for example, but they didn't get the first place, so there are other criteria.
There was another survey, also by IEEE (I don't know of any ACM survey), and MS was voted as the best partner of scientific research communities.