Growing frustration with Gnome Shell

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Fri Aug 12 00:44:41 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-08-11 at 09:59 -0700, Joe Zeff wrote:
> I question your statement that "Gnome Shell is the future of Fedora,"
> because I've seen a number of posts both here and at
> from people like me who still use Fedora but have jumped ship on
> Gnome.

Sometimes the answer with bad software is to debug it, other times the
answer is to throw it away and start again.  Few of us would put up with
a seriously broken new car, or sofa, and the right response is that it's
designed badly, not that we'll just have to get used to it.  If the
response to a complaint is that we can fix it with a minor adjustment,
you'll (probably) accept that, /if/ it works.  If the response is
something that just leaves you in the lurch, well /you/ leave /them/.

While a developer may think it's reasonable that users of an OS like
Fedora ought to be prepared to handle a few hurdles, only a few of us
are prepared to be jumping through rings of fire, and dealing with a
computer where the steering wheel has come off.

This isn't Windows, and we're not Windows users.

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