GNOME Desktop and Elementary OS

Short rant for now-

If you like using either of them, that’s okay, not my business, not my problem. But I am increasingly annoyed by stans for both who 1, don’t understand the needs of newbies vary from person to person, 2, professionals actually used to use Macs before their hardware and software platform went downhill.

But thirdly, Mac OS X used to be a high functioning OS before Steve Jobs died that some of these development projects and their fandom do not seem to get. As a former Apple and current Windows user (hopefully not for too long!), I am insulted by how some of these proponents for Elementary’s DE and a lesser extent GNOME think complainers about the anemic functionality should just STFU because “it’s not for them”, well I AM a member of that target market and ain’t impressed at all by how right clicking has been prohibited completely (not even Apple went that far, I used to use a separate mouse for that) or how we all need barely functional apps, as though professionals and creative types never even used the Mac or even enjoyed iLife back before it sucked and then started paying up for professional closed source software.

If you like eOS or GNOME, by all means talk about it and promote it, but please stop acting as though you speak for all newbies looking for alternatives to the big closed source guys, many of us are in fact impressed by the more feature rich apps available from the KDE and QT community than the GTK and GNOME project have available, and many find the limits of Linux Distributions like Elementary OS as more of a hindrance than a help, and it has nothing to do with experience or lack of with command lines.

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