Quote: "...ubiquity of GNOME is something that hasn't been the case previously...
Combine a de facto standard desktop with a standard means of packaging applications and you have a platform that's just as easy to develop for as any other..."
Two things about this article:
1. Users (USERS) need to adopt in droves FIRST. Developers will follow...not the other way round.
2. Lots of current Linux users HATE Gnome. Just look at the tidal wave of disgust when G3 was announced. Just look at the good press XFCE and MATE get. If current users of Linux don't like G3, where are the evangelists going to come from to persuade others to use Linux? (See point 1 above)
Signed: An XFCE Fan