Canonical Ubuntu splits from GNOME over design issues

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at
Thu Oct 28 20:42:10 UTC 2010

On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:58:56 -0700
Mark <mhullrich at> wrote:

> 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.
> Mark

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