Date: 2014-05-19 08:08 am (UTC)
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Linux desktops also undergo fundamental change every few years. The Gnome 3 user experience is completely different to Gnome 2, which in turn was quite unlike Gnome 1.

Compare with OSX where the fundamentals haven't changed that much in 15 years. Windows has undergone a bit more evolution (in a slightly longer time frame) but looking at a Windows 8.1 desktop there's a lot of day-to-day stuff that's familiar from a long long time ago.

If the changes were actually improvements that would be much more tolerable but in practice I can spend weeks trying to get used to these changes and still find it easier to give up and use the paid offerings instead, despite the inconvenience associated with having to use SSH to get to a real computer.
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