GNOME is a fantastic DE. After a couple of years maturing, GNOME 3 has won me over from the more… skeptical camp after the departure from GNOME 2.
And who can deny the impact of Ubuntu on modern Linux desktops, servers and embedded devices.
But I have to say, Ubuntu’s switch to GNOME makes me feel the now commercialised distro is, well, redundant.
Want GNOME built by GNOME experts? Fedora.
Want GNOME on a Debian base? Debian.
What is Ubuntu’s mission now the Linux desktop is featureful, compatible, easier to adopt and easy to install?
It feels like Mission Accomplished, and time for the next era of distributions (like Solus).