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    Phoronix: The 2012 GNOME User Survey Begins, Take It Now

    It's time for the annual GNOME User Survey to solicit feedback from Linux desktop users about their views on the GNOME desktop, preferences about Linux desktop features, and other topics. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey...

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

  • #2
    I miss when GNOME were usable

    I miss when GNOME were usable.

    GNOME Shell in GNOME 3 is just weird and stupid.
    It forces me to work the way it wants me to instead of just let me do my thing.
    It has too many clicks to get things done.

    Also, I think the developers just want to make a weird new interface to write on their resumé that they pioneered innovative UI and UX research.

    They throw out accepted UX patterns in favor of their own untested UX ideas that nobody want.

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    • #3
      Just gonna post mine now...

      Bring the GTK3 enhancements to the Gnome2 layout and drop Gnome-Shell like you would a bad date with a herpes sore.

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      • #4
        I agree!
        GTK 3 is good!
        It's just GNOME Shell that sucks!

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        • #5
          Yeah, I don't care any more either. I hate the new Gnome Shell, and it's obvious they aren't gonna change it. I'm running in fallback mode since Gnome 3, so I guess it's XFCE or KDE for me next

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          • #6
            Gnome-Shell animations and overall experience doesn't feel as fluid as OSX and Windows 8 overall experience, even though it's a not so important detail, fluid animations would give users the feel like they are using something that is "complete".

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            • #7
              A survey by Gnome 3 haters for Gnome 3 haters... I wonder what the results will be?

              As you have listed all the common anti gnome 3 opinions in convenient tick boxes (and non of the positive) perhaps you could do the same with the problems with gnome 2 to help 'advise' the devs to avoid regressions... bad hot keys, inability to search through apps by typing, comparatively weak customization... hell, it's almost as is if gnome 2 was designed with a keyboard free tablet in mind rather than being usable on a real desktop.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
                As you have listed all the common anti gnome 3 opinions in convenient tick boxes (and non of the positive) perhaps you could do the same with the problems with gnome 2 to help 'advise' the devs to avoid regressions... bad hot keys, inability to search through apps by typing, comparatively weak customization... hell, it's almost as is if gnome 2 was designed with a keyboard free tablet in mind rather than being usable on a real desktop.
                Funny, that, isn't it? Gnome Shell gets criticized for being a touch-oriented tablet UI, even though it has *vastly* improved keyboard support over it's predecessor. Most of the oft-cited usability regressions are actually to do with stuff done with the mouse, and are things that would be just as bad on a touch screen.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Delgarde View Post
                  Funny, that, isn't it? Gnome Shell gets criticized for being a touch-oriented tablet UI, even though it has *vastly* improved keyboard support over it's predecessor.
                  Then try gnome on a new laptop. Many have touch displays. Thats mouse+keyboard+touch now. Gnome is not a tablet OS it is an OS fitting 2012.

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                  • #10
                    the only thing that i like about gnome 3 is the classic desktop. lol which is quite good. still gnome 3 brand sucks shame on the devs being a bunch retards that doesn't listen.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                      I miss when GNOME were usable.

                      GNOME Shell in GNOME 3 is just weird and stupid.
                      It forces me to work the way it wants me to instead of just let me do my thing.
                      It has too many clicks to get things done.

                      Also, I think the developers just want to make a weird new interface to write on their resumé that they pioneered innovative UI and UX research.

                      They throw out accepted UX patterns in favor of their own untested UX ideas that nobody want.
                      If you don't like Gnome 3, that's fine, but don't scrutinize people for wanting to test their own ideas. If they're wrong about their design ideas, then they found something that doesn't work. Time to try something different. Nothing's lost. If they're right, then maybe a new trend will catch on.

                      As for Gnome 3 forcing you to work the way it wants you to work, you're right, it is forced on the user. However, the way Gnome 3 is designed isn't inherently bad. Is it bad because it's flawed, or is it bad because it doesn't work the way you want it to work and/or are used to working?

                      And speaking of Gnome 3 forcing users to work the way it wants you to, nobody's forcing you to use Gnome 3. There's plenty of other desktop environments that stick with the used and proven user interface model. You're not losing anything. Nobody's walking into your house and beating you with a leather belt for using KDE, XFCE, LXDE, E17, MATE, Cinnamon, Busybox, or any of the other desktop environments.

                      Your post really pisses me off. Not because you don't like Gnome 3, that's perfectly fine. What pisses me off is you act like there's nothing else for you to use, and you're scrutinizing other people for wanting to design something other than the status quo.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
                        A survey by Gnome 3 haters for Gnome 3 haters... I wonder what the results will be?
                        Maybe we actually have a point to make and the Gnome-Shell devs are just to arrogant to accept when they are wrong?

                        The Gnome2 desktop wasn't broken and didn't need fixing.

                        If the designers where itching to try something new they should have started a new project, not taken over an existing one, gut it and push only what they wanted ignoring the users. Thats a Microsoft or Apple thing to do, not an OSS thing to do.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
                          Then try gnome on a new laptop. Many have touch displays. Thats mouse+keyboard+touch now. Gnome is not a tablet OS it is an OS fitting 2012.
                          I know, and I'd like to try Shell on one, see how well it works. I'm very happy with how it works on a desktop system, but I suspect it would need some changes in order to work well on a device where a keyboard is either unavailable, or at least de-emphasized.

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                          • #14
                            Well I really like Gnome 3, it really suits the way I work and I find it quite intuitive. I have to use Gnome 2 on a VM for my job, and I don't like it very much, in fact I prefer working on the host OS: Windows 7. It isn't 1998 anymore - UX designers should be trying new bold things.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kivada View Post
                              Maybe we actually have a point to make and the Gnome-Shell devs are just to arrogant to accept when they are wrong?
                              That's nice, but it may come as a surprise to you to know that not everybody thinks they're wrong. Some of us think Shell is brilliant - it has a few annoyances, but overall it's a big improvement over it's predecessor. And I'd be very unhappy if they decided to change direction and go back to the old panel interface...

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