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Re: [SOLVED] Re: How to change the style and background of the Squeeze login screen?


Tom H wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Rick Thomas <rbthomas@pobox.com> wrote:
> >  Clearly I was wrong and we've returned to the days of editing
> > configuration files by hand as the preferred mode of system
> > administration.  Such is life!
> > 
> > PS: I understand the argument that the GNOME upstream folks have moved on
> > and do not support gdm anymore.  I further understand the argument that
> > Debian can't go-it alone without upstream support.
> > 
> > But I don't have to like the result!
> LOL to the last comment - and I agree.
> GNOME's fallen into a habit of setting certain defaults and only
> providing a CLI method of changing them. IIRC, one of the arguments
> for this design decision is that having too many different settings
> confuses users.

"normal" conclusion of the desire not to confuse the user would be the 
introduction of an expert switch.

... but gnome developers had decided to be simple, not user friendly, with the 
result that people like me, that don't like kde and don't want to support 
change of development direction end up using kde, cause simple gnome is not 
usable any more.

Some decisions really make sense ;)

ubuntu will leave gnome, others will follow, so soon nobody can remember about 
gnome ;)

kind regards


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