On Sun, 2011-11-27 at 14:01 +0100, Jukka Palander wrote:
And according my personal knowledge (by all the friends and other Fedora
users who I know or where I have been installing Fedora) Gnome 3 is
lacking a lot and I have installed mostly the XFCE spin. This is due the
Gnome 3.x's really poor user interface, it's modifiability and highly
unergonomic window management.
Good (or maybe bad) news is that all the Ubuntu users who I know are
totally annoyed about Unity also and they want their old style Gnome 2.x
I had the same experience. Existing Linux users seem to avoid Gnome 3
and Unity, moving to XFCE or trying other distributions looking for
Gnome 2 (this is less frequent though).
Truth is I don't know any "new user", so I can't say if Gnome 3 is
working well for them, but the non-techy users I know are certainly the
ones that express the most strong rejection of the new desktops.
I am really sad, because this is not Fedoras fault. I _love_ Fedora but
I do hate Gnome 3 which is going 10 years back on usability for me. Just
being nice looking is not enough.
I'm trying hard to adapt my workflow to Gnome 3, but as you say I'm
using the desktop in the same way I was using a window manager back in
2003 (with WindowMaker): using keyboard shortcuts.
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