Good Bye FC5

Lyvim Xaphir knightmerc at
Thu May 18 13:39:57 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 10:34 -0500, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> On 5/17/06, Lyvim Xaphir <knightmerc at> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 16:15 -0500, Russell Golden wrote:
> >
> > > yes, and thank God they made an option in win9x to keep everything in
> > > the same window. it's stupid to have everything in separate windows.
> > > it's just clutter
> > >
> >
> > Exactly, because of user demand.  New window behavior as opposed to tab
> > or pane setups is retrograde evolution.
> How about some user demand for flexibility of choice?  The "open in a
> broswer window" is not acceptable.  I want the *folder* to open *in
> the same window*, not in a browswer window.  How about some user
> demand for the GNOME developers to stop screwing with fundamental user
> interface design every single release?

Bingo.  My sentiments exactly.  Couldn't have said it better.

> I used to be of the opinion that GNOME was "the one" -- both
> technically superior to KDE (it is) and philosophically superior (now
> I'm doubtful).  GNOME is rapidly losing my respect as it's become less
> and less easy to use (ironically) because I can't make it do anything
> other than what's in The Vision(tm) of whomever is making these design
> decisions.

Right on.  There's alot of this disconnect with Gnome "designers" and
their constituency, which for some reason they don't seem to ask for
advice. (???)  I would even go so far as to say that this requires a
large amount of fascism on the part of the "designers"; since in fact
this is not about user choice, it's about "designer" choice.  That
smacks of a dictatorship, not a democracy; there's more of ulcer than
understanding about it.

> Linus is probably right, I should switch to KDE.

I kind of tend to trust Linus Torvalds too. ;)  And he's definitely

If there was ever a man that believed in freedom of choice, it's LBT.
Both in proprietary and free software arenas.  Free software without
freedom of choice is still no freedom.  You should never let "free
software" ideology take away your freedom of choice.  Linus understands

> -- 
> Chris

Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with it.
-- Winston Churchill
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