Canonical Ubuntu splits from GNOME over design issues

Mark Widdicombe mwiddicombe at
Thu Oct 28 07:52:49 UTC 2010

From: ubuntu-users-bounces at [ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jordon Bedwell [jordon at]
Sent: 28 October 2010 09:33 AM
On 10/28/2010 01:13 AM, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
>> Good = looking like Windows?  What nonsense--the reason a lot of people moved to Linux
>> is because of Windows' usability shortcomings.

>No, the nonsense is the fact that you think Windows has usability
>shortcomings when GNOME and KDE both mock the basic actions of Windows
>UI and are by theory designed to provide a clean transition from Windows
>to Linux by mocking the basic actions.  No, I'm not completely saying
>everything is mocked and no, I'm not saying either stole from either
>because that's not true.

>I think instead of having beef with a company that succeeds you should
>work more on your ability to understand Linux and promote Linux as Linux
>instead of promoting Linux as "not windows."  Haters will be haters, but
>most of the time haters are also ignorant to truth.

More nonsense.  What on Earth are you talking about?  I don't "have a beef" with any
company; I dislike Windows (XP specifically) because of its useability problems
(single desktop, awful rendering of fonts, malware &c.), and
in fact it was precisely those problems that caused me to look for (and find) something
better.  I challenge you to point out where I stated that I "hate" anything.


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