[linux-elitists] GNOME > you
Sat Dec 27 01:03:26 PST 2003
Nick Moffitt wrote:
> Okay, so I'm a hardcore text nerd. I used to use The Village,
> which was a crazy window manager that had no window dressings and
> used the virtual desktop grid for all app-switching. All programs
> were full-screen, and I LOVED it.
> So beaujolais to the GNOME folks! It's a system that the whole
> bicamerally-geeky family can enjoy! You kids need to spend a few
> days with it sometime. Maybe then you'll realize what obnoxious
> little snots you sound like when you brag about how much you hate
> user interfaces.
I love user interfaces, be they CCI or GUI. but if I hadn't been so
familiar with Nick's consistent contributions to the list, I would've
labeled him a run-of-the-mill troll based on this post.
That said, I consent to being trolled. ;)
As a fellow (though non-former) minimalist windowmanager user, I
liked Gnome 1 quite a bit, and even ran the gnome panel under other
WMs right up until Gnome 1 ceased being supported.
Coming from that experience, I *really* WANTED to like Gnome 2. I
won't go into the gripes because we've had far too many. I have come
to like the bulkier GTK2, but the environment as a whole, and
MetaCity in particular, irk me to no end.
Happy (\w+)Box user,
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