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I’m a big fan of GNOME as well. Although configurability is important, starting from a basis of opinionated design leads to better results, I think.

There are people who’re used to the traditional desktop, taskbar at the bottom, application menus, desktop icons and alike. There are minimalists who build their desktops essentially from scratch using tiling or floating window managers. Then there people who don’t really care about what they’re using and they tend to stick with whatever came with their system. I’m neither one of those (or at least, not anymore). I happen to agree with Gnome’s opinionated desktop philosophy…


I keep coming back to Gnome and it never ceases to amaze how quickly I can start being productive in it. That’s what a desktop is supposed to do, get out of your way as much as possible while providing great features to facilitate that. It’s very much opinionated about its design and experience, but you shouldn’t fight it. Learn to embrace Gnome for what it is, a beautiful, if somewhat different desktop for developers and regular users alike.

Source: Gnome, the opinionated desktop environment | Dušan’s blog

Distro-hopping like a cynic

My own Linux journey has gone from Red Hat Linux, to Ubuntu, to Pop!_OS. However, today I’ve been messing about with Fedora Silverblue. I’m actually typing this on ChromeOS, which of course is also Linux.

What I like about The Register is their snarky, sarcastic style, which they put to good use in this article.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all operating systems suck. Some just suck less than others.

It is also a comment under pretty much every Reg article on Linux that there are too many to choose from and that it’s impossible to know which one to try. So we thought we’d simplify things for you by listing how and in which ways the different options suck.

Source: The cynic’s guide to desktop Linux | The Register

Microcast #087 — Back in the game!


It’s been a long time since the last microcast, but they’re back! Comments? Questions? Add them below!

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Image: Erik McClean

Background music: Shimmers by Synth Soundscapes (aka Mentat)