Fedora - time to blink

Joe Zeff joe at zeff.us
Wed Nov 23 20:01:44 UTC 2011

On 11/23/2011 11:36 AM, JB wrote:
> And today I look at a review of F16 with GNOME 3, by a guy who is repected by
> me. And behold, he basically threw his arms into the air.

Descriptions by people like him of what Gnome 3 was going to be are why 
I don't use Gnome any more.  It's clearly gone down a path I don't want 
to follow.  When my sister upgraded Ubuntu, she got the Unity DE, which 
is similar.  She's learning to use it and hasn't made up her mind as yet 
if she likes it or not.  I've had to use it while helping her, and I'm 
glad, glad, I tell you, *GLAD!* (ahem!) that I don't have to use it on 
any of my computers.  This, of course, is simply my personal opinion, 
but if I hadn't been able to read reviews like that before upgrading, I 
would have hated what I ended up with, spent weeks, if not months 
fighting it before moving on and ended up, quite possibly, hating Fedora 
itself for what it had put me through.  As it is, I was forewarned and 
able to migrate to a different DE that works the way I want it to, and, 
in fact, has features I hadn't seen in years and didn't realize how much 
I missed.

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