What on earth are they thinking?!

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  1. Ethrem

    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    Okay. I've used Linux since 1997... I don't get the direction that Gnome is going... I installed the latest Ubuntu... Still the crappy Unity interface that makes it next to impossible to get anything done. Then I grabbed the OpenSUSE Tumbleweed network install... Chose Gnome... Basically the same clunky mess that pushed me from Ubuntu to Mint. Its not innovation, its annoying. People think the Windows 10 start menu is a hassle? No... Not at all.

    KDE I used to like but its just a bloated mess now.

    I guess I'll just stick to Mint and Cinnamon. Its a sorry state of affairs the direction linux has gone. Back in the 90s the push was for XFree86 to look and act like Windows 9x and now its like some hideous hybrid of OS X and Windows 10.

    I don't get how Ubuntu still keeps its popularity. I never could get used to Unity. I don't see how anyone could. Its just one ugly disaster.

    I am going to give KDE a try on Tumbleweed but I think I'll be grabbing Mint 17.3 Cinnamon very shortly.
     
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    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    Well I grabbed KDE Plasma on OpenSUSE and its *MUCH* better than it used to be. Absolutely gorgeous interface, classic KDE start menu. I don't know where Gnome went wrong but Plasma looks very promising.
     
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    Tumbleweed moves to Plasma 5.3 and a new release of KDE Applications
    May 16th, 2015 by Jos Poortvliet
    https://news.opensuse.org/2015/05/1...ma-5-3-and-a-new-release-of-kde-applications/

    "At the time of writing this, the openQA servers were busily running tests and, by the time we publish this article, they should be done. What was being tested? A massive amount of changes, bringing not only the latest Plasma 5.3 and Applications 15.04.1 to Tumbleweed, but also marking the switch to Plasma 5 as the default desktop!"
     
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    For me, gnome 2 was probably the high point in looks/usability (back in the ubuntu 8x era). I like KDE but I get lost with its many configuration options. Unity doesn't bother me, I could take it or leave it. I'm not a fan of docks. For now my usual setup is mint cinnamon.
     
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    i_pk_pjers_i Even the ppl who never frown eventually break down

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    I don't like Ubuntu's Unity, but I do love me some Xubuntu. I run it on my laptop (dual boot with Windows 10), desktop (dual boot with Windows 10), and linux server.
     
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    Gnome's goal is a UI consisting of a beautiful, clean, elegant button that does nothing when you click it.
     
  7. Ethrem

    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    That's basically what they've done. It's no wonder Linux isn't more widespread, I don't see how anyone could put up with that UI. Plasma is actually kind of nice though. I haven't given KDE a shot in a long time and it's actually pretty well done, at least on OpenSUSE.
     
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    If you like KDE, try out PCLinuxOS KDE.
     
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    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    Yeah, Gnome needs a **** ton of work to make it usable. The build I'm using i grabbed it from our servers at work, and it flies like anything.
     
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    I used to use PCLOS years ago but really I prefer Mint. Codecs out of the box, great package maintenance, very stable, and you don't have to pay to get updates quickly unlike what PCLOS did back in the day. I swore to never use PCLOS again after paying just to get dumped on a server that was pushing less than a megabit of bandwidth...
     
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