22891176 story Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce 835 Posted by samzenpus on Wednesday August 03, 2011 @10:00PM from the what-else-don't-you-like? dept. kai_hiwatari writes "In Google+, Torvalds criticized the direction that GNOME has taken with GNOME 3. He called GNOME 3 an 'unholy mess' and said that the user experience is unacceptable, adding that because of GNOME 3, he has ditched GNOME for Xfce. He said that Xfce is a step down from GNOME 2 — but a huge step up from GNOME 3."