August 6, 2012

Is GNOME in Free Fall?

Between the arrival of both MATE 1.4 and KDE 4.9 and the emergence of SolusOS' brand-new GNOME Classic on the scene, there's no denying it's been an exciting few weeks here in the world of Linux desktops. That, in turn, has made it all the more difficult to witness the identity crisis that has apparently befallen GNOME itself. "Core developers are leaving GNOME development," wrote developer Benjamin Otte in a recent blog post entitled, "Staring into the Abyss." Not only that, but "GNOME is understaffed," "GNOME has no goals" and "GNOME is losing market- and mindshare." mf.gif



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