Canonical Ubuntu splits from GNOME over design issues

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri Oct 29 02:20:34 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-10-28 at 14:23 -0500, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:07:02 -0700
> Pastor JW <pastor_jw at> wrote:
> > I'd not like to see Ubuntu downgraded to the level of windoze.  If I 
> > actually had to use something that lame, I think I'd quit computers 
> > completely.

I'd worry about the desktop being on top of something lame more than the
actual desktop itself. Plenty folks are doing productive things with the
windows desktop. So, for our non-profit, I installed Ubuntu and then
added KDE on top of it, so they wouldn't get weirded out. First comment
when they saw Gnome was "What the hell is this?" FUD clearly evident all

Hey, I have to win their hearts and minds first... so I said, "Here try
this (KDE) looks like Windows 95!" A collect sigh of relief was
heard. Then I got to do the "Sermon On The /mnt" about having
choices.  :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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