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    Phoronix: GNOME Is Still A Ways Off From 10% Goal

    For those that don't remember, the GNOME project had a goal of a 10% global desktop share by 2010, this was their "10x10" goal. Two years later, they're still a long way off...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAzNTg

  • #2
    Why you are saying that? I think that their campaign to get 0% user share is very successful.

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    • #3
      Well trolled Michael. Well trolled indeed.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Maxim Levitsky View Post
        I think that their campaign to get 0% user share is very successful.
        That was funny, but also slightly sad cause there's truth in it.

        Anyway, let the flames burn brighter than those from hell!

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        • #5
          I'll never understand why Michael spends so much time telling others how badly they've failed to meet their goals.

          Why doesn't he write an article about how OpenBenchmarking.org hasn't met its goals? He thought it'd be huge. Instead, you could ask 49999/50000 people on the planet about it, and they'd say "what's OpenBenchmarking?"

          For that matter, they'd say "What's Phoronix?"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
            I'll never understand why Michael spends so much time telling others how badly they've failed to meet their goals.
            +1000

            Every article reads like a jab at somebody, usually unpaid volunteers.

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            • #7
              Michael only really picks on GNOME.

              And honestly, who doesn't these days? Their desktop is like a special needs kid, except it actually is their fault that it's so retarded, so you don't have to feel guilty about ridiculing it. I kind of what play dodgeball with it, just for the lulz.

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              • #8
                Feeding from the flames

                Phoronix is the most flame fueled linux site on this planet. And we cant have flames without triggering head lines. So please just accept this.

                Then lets move on to the subject. GNOME failing its goal. Well since the linux desktop is failing hard it means that every desktop is failing. It is fair to point at GNOME since it is the biggest and best linux desktop. Im looking forward to testing betas for the coming spring distribution releases. IMO GNOME is getting quite good and version 3.4 looks even better.

                Those who want the workflow of win95 can go with KDE. The stability is about the same as win95 also.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                  +1000

                  Every article reads like a jab at somebody, usually unpaid volunteers.
                  Not-for-profits/volunteer organisations should be held to the same scrutiny. Well ones that want to be taken seriously...

                  Though the 10x10 campaign was slightly tongue in cheek I think. The underlying message was to grow the user base which is admirable and good leadership.

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                  • #10
                    My biggest issue with gnome 3 is the lack of fglrx support. Come on AMD!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
                      Phoronix is the most flame fueled linux site on this planet. And we cant have flames without triggering head lines. So please just accept this.
                      ... followed by:

                      Then lets move on to the subject. GNOME failing its goal. Well since the linux desktop is failing hard it means that every desktop is failing. It is fair to point at GNOME since it is the biggest and best linux desktop. Im looking forward to testing betas for the coming spring distribution releases. IMO GNOME is getting quite good and version 3.4 looks even better.

                      Those who want the workflow of win95 can go with KDE. The stability is about the same as win95 also.
                      Here's somebody who practices what he preaches!

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                      • #12
                        Lol. I have to tell a very funny anecdote. I actually read this worthless article and went over to https://live.gnome.org/10x10 and read that page too.

                        Then I got down to the "How We Will Get There" section and read the first suggestion:

                        DavidNielsen : I would like to propose that we follow the excellent example set forth by the Firefox users and setup some sort of momentum user portal, let's for sake of argument call it SpreadGNOME.org, here we could list users who were willing to, for free, demonstrate GNOME at local schools, companies, community centers and the likes. The site could also provide useful documents for these presenters, news about upcoming GNOME features, Interviews, Press releases, in short give GNOME a human face. I presume one could use the GnomeLiveCd to do the demonstrations to get uniform look and feel for the actual GNOME desktop.
                        And me, in all my curiosity and naivity, copied the spreadgnome.org link to the address bar and hit return.

                        Now I leave you, dear readers, to see yourselves where this story ends, certainly not far from where it's begun. This site is getting more crappy each day that goes by.

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                        • #13
                          The problem with GNOME, and KDE for that matter, is that there simply isn't a value proposition there. Consumers don't switch to a new and different product (even a free one) for no reason. GNOME and KDE innovate very haphazardly and with poor quality-control. If KDE were less buggy, it would be a credible replacement for Windows 7. Alas, that isn't enough. It has to be *better*. I don't see a way to do that on the present path.

                          That's why I'm interested in more experimental/unusual deskop environments like Enlightenment and Etoile.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by susikala View Post
                            Lol. I have to tell a very funny anecdote. I actually read this worthless article and went over to https://live.gnome.org/10x10 and read that page too.

                            Then I got down to the "How We Will Get There" section and read the first suggestion:



                            And me, in all my curiosity and naivity, copied the spreadgnome.org link to the address bar and hit return.

                            Now I leave you, dear readers, to see yourselves where this story ends, certainly not far from where it's begun. This site is getting more crappy each day that goes by.
                            yip, that is why my last post congratulated phoronix on being one giant troll.

                            This is top shelf 100 proof trolling.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by susikala View Post
                              And me, in all my curiosity and naivity, copied the spreadgnome.org link to the address bar and hit return.
                              lolwtfphoronix? Bwahahahaha!

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