Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 17, 2007 04:24 PM
Gotta agree with Linus for the most part on this one. (Don't agree on the everyone switch to KDE part... use whatever works for you.)
I use to love Gnome. I'd like to still love Gnome, but the developers aren't interested anymore in people like me who actually need to use their computer everyday for real world tasks. Their mindset is 'make it easy for the noobs' and all others can suffer.
Real world tasks require real world functionality. Real world functionality requires the ability to configure the computer to streamline the workflow to the needs of the user. Gnome instead has become a bottleneck, constricting workflow and reducing productivity. And if its getting in my way, then 'easy' is a problem.
KDE has a number of things I detest, but they can be easily configured out of the way, and I can get my work done. XFCE is getting better all the time, a couple more releases and it might meet my needs. Gnome isn't even on my list anymore. I simply don't have the time to waste.