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Old 29th August, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Linus Torvalds: 'The Unholy Mess That Is GNOME 3'

Five Linux Desktops That Aren't Unity or GNOME 3

By Katherine Noyes, PCWorld

Between Unity and GNOME 3, there seems to be no end to the controversy surrounding Linux desktop environments this year.

Unity, of course, has been raising some eyebrows ever since it debuted in Ubuntu 10.10's Netbook Edition last fall, but the debates really took off when it became standard in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal earlier this year.

GNOME 3, however, has turned out to be just as controversial, and if any evidence were required, none other than the father of Linux himself--Linus Torvalds--recently provided it by condemning the desktop environment and switching to Xfce instead.

'The Unholy Mess That Is GNOME 3'

I have yet to meet anybody who likes the unholy mess that is gnome-3, wrote Torvalds late last month on Google.

Why can't I have shortcuts on my desktop? Why can't I have the expose functionality? Wobbly windows? Why does anybody sane think that it's a good idea to have that 'go to the crazy activities' menu mode??

Torvalds added. I used to be upset when gnome developers decided it was 'too complicated' for the user to remap some mouse buttons. In gnome3, the developers have apparently decided that it's 'too complicated' to actually do real work on your desktop, and have decided to make it really annoying to do.

Torvalds' reaction to what he views as the "head up the arse" behavior in GNOME 3 I'm using Xfce, he said. I think it's a step down from gnome2, but it's a huge step up from gnome3.

The article does present the readers with 5 alternative Desktops here:
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