“I have to say, things are so much better now that were one year ago, I am actually back to using Gnome 3″. This is what the impulsive Kernel programmer said this time during a Q&A chat with students at Finland’s Aalto University.
Oh dear dear ..Now all the professional Journalists in ZDnet (and other Media) that used Linus sayings to prove that Gnome 3 sucks, they have now to re-write articles to praise Gnome 3. What you can do? It’s a job after all :)
Ok, to be fair the full sentence of Linus was
I have to say, things are so much better now that were one year ago, I am actually back to using Gnome 3; and I don’t like some other things they did, but they have been fixing issues, it has been get less painful, they have extensions now that are still much to hard to find; but with extensions you can make your desktop look almost as good as it used to look 2 years ago.
So it isn’t like Linus praising Gnome 3, but maybe in next interview. You will find the full video here, and Linus talks about Linux Desktop and Gnome at 1.19 min. To be honest I didn’t watch the full video yet, but Linus once more again says interesting things about Linux prospect and support from hardware companies -which is getting better.
And I am not a guy that believes that someone’s opinion matters more than someone else -when that comes to UI-, even if that someone is Linus. But I am making this just to make fun to ZDNet (and other popular Tech News Magazines) writers :)
In any case Gnome Design Team deserves many congratulations because they are building something that has to work for core users (like Linus) or naive users (my Mom), it has to work in any screen size and with any input device ..or human body part :)
“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone to telling you, you’re nuts” Larry Ellison said, and without saying that Gnome3 is something innovating, is certainly a new approach and in my opinion it received the less possible -but normal expected- complains.
Fantastic Progress in Every Detail Matters
Allan Day is the creator of Every Details Matter project and of course the best guy to talk about. Although we have mentioned every feature on this project (my favorite Gnome Project!) , is always better to have the actual developers to talk about.
The Login Screen in Gnome Shell now has properly styled insensitive buttons, and it makes sure that the Unlock button is insensitive until the password entry field contains some text. Also the black bar on the top has been removed and Login Screen looks more native and solid.
Read the rest : Fantastic Progress in Every Detail Matters