Canonical Ubuntu splits from GNOME over design issues

Mark mhullrich at
Thu Oct 28 07:58:56 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:52 AM, Mark Widdicombe
<mwiddicombe at> wrote:
> From: ubuntu-users-bounces at [ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jordon Bedwell [jordon at]
> Sent: 28 October 2010 09:33 AM
>>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.

Just read, shake your head and go on.  It's difficult to reason with
sages who know everything.


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