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GNOME 2 never went anywhere, we've had it at +Fuduntu the whole time! :)
Another very good article Katherine. We are such a spoiled and complaining lot. 9 out of 10 users are stuck with what they get from 2 companies and those 2 don't change often. Us Linux users can switch every time we log in. And we have some quite different options now, not just a bunch of things that have very few differences.

And yet you'd think this is some huge issue. We can be get very full of ourselves. I for one am excited that Enlightenment has a new release later this month. Not that another option for the same thing that dominated for years is going to be available. I like having multiple environments I can use. Some have strengths in one area or another but sometimes I just like to change it up. Imagine that.

I have Ubuntu to use but it no longer dominates as my definite first choice. I like Chakra and KDE since it's beautiful and gives me new things to learn. And I like having a sand box to try all manner of other things in. This week it's SnoLinux using E17 since I'm getting prepped for the new release. It's great to have choices.

I soft link everything to a shared partition for my documents, projects, etc. It doesn't matter what I use. I get to develop skills with a bunch of environments and technologies. I get to have a look and feel of my choice and I'm not locked in. I have the best of all worlds to a degree and there isn't much of my life I can say that about.
Nice writings, once again. And, don't fix if ain't broken. ;-)
It's funny how people complain about the usability in Gnome-shell when it has not only the same abilities as Gnome2 but actually can more. Yes, it's different but to use that as a point is just wrong. Different doesn't automatically mean bad.

This show only one thing.. which is that people in general are afraid of change.

Yes, I do not agree on some parts that have changed.. like the removal of tree-view.. but over-all they are doing the right thing in my mind.
+Daniel Sandman very few people dislike GNOME 3 only because it is "different".  That's just a cop out.  It lacked many of the features of the 10 year old GNOME 2 product it replaced for a long time including the ability to simply power the system off.  You couldn't even change the ability to suspend or not suspend when the lid was closed without hacking dconf until well after its release because the idiot GNOME 3 developers thought the computer would "catch fire".  Seriously.
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