Randicus wrote:I do not want to delve into the issue of rudeness in general, but the rudeness concerning Gnome3, Unity, and I would add KDE, may be the result of unwanted changes being "forced" on people. Perhaps recent changes that have made those DEs slow and unwieldly, by sacrificing functionality in favour of eye candy, unnecessary applications and an overall appearance of mobile telephone screens, dramatically altering (or destroying, depending on point of view) the DEs they had enjoyed using irritates many people. Add to that the real, or unreal but apparent, situation that developers are not listening to criticism has probably raised the irritation to anger. Especially when developers and "fanboys" respond to criticsm with "Oh just use. You will grow to like it."
As for hatred directed at other OSs, all I shall say is it only takes one match to light a fire. The zealots of Distro A start saying we hate Distro B. It does not take long before people using Distro B start firing insults at Distro A.
debianized wrote:I view the anger/frustration/rudeness more as paying homage/appreciation to the previous DE iterations than anything else.
dbruce wrote:Some people never outgrew the need to throw tantrums, or just see if they can get a reaction and maybe some attention.
vbrummond wrote:Heh, I half agree. A lot of times I think how much I would ban were I the dictator. Though to be honest I do not mind things as they are. People are people and all we can do is be respectful as much as possible. Unless of course they are like "Oh mint is the best distro ever" and then I can say something like "you mean debian right, because that is what mint is".