stupid 12.1

I’ve used SUSE for more than six years and each new version coming out always give me surprising more or less. However, I found the most recent 12.1 is really disappointed, especially the gnome desktop:

  1. I don’t find any difference and surprise with this gnome3 while comparing with other linux distribution.

  2. When I switch to gnome2-like environment, I am getting very angry. How can SUSE become as stupid as Ubuntu? The gnome2-like environment is almost the same as Ubuntu… The menu, the task bar color and so on. Why can’t SUSE keep its own uniques? The SUSE menu in 10.0 till 11.4 is quit nice and creative. Why did this 12.1 switch to stupid Ubuntu like style?

  3. What’s worse. The workspace switcher in gnome2-like environment is the same as 10.0 version: when we use “only show current workspace”, it can only show ONE workspace, and others are all gone…

12.1, Progress or backwards?

To be honest as a Linux user, the stupid gnome3 don’t have even a little tinny tiny attraction to me. I do hope the SUSE developer can design SUSE from the aspects of users. If I were a SUSE developer, I will pay more attention to the stability and general interface of SUSE.

May SUSE a bright future.

A SUSE Lover

Obviously a matter of opinion, but do consider that gnome 3 is somewhat recent, and is still going through the same growth pains that KDE4 did two years ago - and matured from broken, alpha code to an excellent DE (IMO, obviously).

Give it some time, perhaps go for another DE for now (LXDE, etc.) and revisit it later, it will certainly improve. Or it will evolve to the summit of simplicity: just one big “Quit” button… :smiley:

Oh, and for stuff like this you may do better posting in the soapbox.

That was an intelligent comment

FYI: Ubuntu uses Unity not Gnome3

You might be interested in what they have done over at Mint.

Closing this to move it, then will reopen in soapbox

Yeah, a matter of opinion as one mentioned in another post. I am using xfce and can’t complain because it is working for my needs.

These complaints pitting one Linux distribution over another always seem very simplistic and trivial to me. I always wonder what someone’s purpose for using Linux is, if the best criticism one can muster is “GNOME 3.x sux.” Its equivalent to stating “Solaris 8 sux because I hate CDE.” None of these distributions charge a license fee and if ones main purpose is browser based, it would appear to me Windows 7 is a more logical choice for most people, unless of course they just get off on complaining.

On Sat, 24 Dec 2011 21:06:02 +0530, RichardET
<RichardET@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
> These complaints pitting one Linux distribution over another always seem
> very simplistic and trivial to me. I always wonder what someone’s
> purpose for using Linux is, if the best criticism one can muster is
> “GNOME 3.x sux.” Its equivalent to stating “Solaris 8 sux because I
> hate CDE.” None of these distributions charge a license fee and if ones
> main purpose is browser based, it would appear to me Windows 7 is a more
> logical choice for most people, unless of course they just get off on
> complaining.
>

+1

i use what works for what i want or have to do. making that into a
political or emotional issue means i don’t have a real life to worry
about. i’m grateful that all this stuff is available for free (as in beer
& otherwise), people are actually trying to help me, also for free – be
that in openSUSE, ubutu, or whatever mailing lists and forums. i can take
that or leave it, but getting upset because the people who provide all
this free stuff don’t see everything as i do would be simply nuts.

in my opinion, only people who invest a major part of their time & energy
into a project or distro have a moral right to get upset or tell others
what to do or not.


phani.

Am Sat, 24 Dec 2011 16:14:05 +0000 schrieb phanisvara das:

> On Sat, 24 Dec 2011 21:06:02 +0530, RichardET
> <RichardET@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
>
>
>> These complaints pitting one Linux distribution over another always
>> seem very simplistic and trivial to me. I always wonder what someone’s
>> purpose for using Linux is, if the best criticism one can muster is
>> “GNOME 3.x sux.” Its equivalent to stating “Solaris 8 sux because I
>> hate CDE.” None of these distributions charge a license fee and if
>> ones main purpose is browser based, it would appear to me Windows 7 is
>> a more logical choice for most people, unless of course they just get
>> off on complaining.
>>
>>
> +1
>
> i use what works for what i want or have to do. making that into a
> political or emotional issue means i don’t have a real life to worry
> about. i’m grateful that all this stuff is available for free (as in
> beer & otherwise), people are actually trying to help me, also for free
> – be that in openSUSE, ubutu, or whatever mailing lists and forums. i
> can take that or leave it, but getting upset because the people who
> provide all this free stuff don’t see everything as i do would be simply
> nuts.
>
> in my opinion, only people who invest a major part of their time &
> energy into a project or distro have a moral right to get upset or tell
> others what to do or not.

I don’t know. Maybe me suxx.

If one was working for a long time on the distro of his/her choice it
becomes easier everytime to maintain the system.

So far, i am firm in openSUSE and to me other distro’s are harder. That
is, because i don’t know how others tick.
I am also now a KDE person. For some time i tried hard to love Gnome but
it always turns me off. But thats ok, because not everyone likes KDE.

The other day i tried to install free BSD and i couldn’t do it. So maybe
BSD suxx or me. I went back to openSUSE.

People will always complain, its just the way it is. It is not even
confined to openSUSE it rather applies to any system or program. How many
times someone said Windows suxx.

Just use it and be peaceful.