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Under development for several years as the replacement for GNOME 2.x on Linux-based desktop OSes, GNOME 3.X has slowly exited "experimental" mode and has finally become the default UI on Redhat's Fedora distribution, which replaced the very much long in the tooth GNOME 2.4 with GNOME 3.2 in Fedora 16.
Fedora 17, which was released in May of 2012, includes a further refined version, version 3.4.
While GNOME 3.x includes a number of software enhancements over its predecessor, Linus Torvalds, the inventor and maintainer of the Linux kernel has hailed the 3.4 software release as a "total UX failure" and "one step forward, one step back"
Look, if the chief penguin himself slaps you down, you know it's time to go back to the drawing board, GNOME-ies.
Facebook for Android
Facebook. You know you gotta have it on your smartphone and tablets.
Well, maybe not. Facebook for Android is probably one of the most consistently unstable and poorest performing apps on the Google mobile platorm.
How bad is it? It's so bad that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has confiscated iPhones from all of his key developers and has forced them to use Android devices so that they can do a complete re-write based on native code like the iOS version currently enjoys, rather than the HTML5 it is written in now.
Unlike its iOS counterpart, Facebook for Android lacks tablet optimization so it looks like a blown-up smartphone app, even on the highest resolution tablet screens.
And did I mention it was slow and buggy? Oh my God, so slow.
Twitter has been on a tear lately by re-vamping all of its native apps on the various mobile platforms.
The company has also read the riot act to 3rd-party application developers, which have now been told their userbases can never exceed a certain amount of API calls and 100,000 users total, effectively making the migration path toward's Twitter's own clients inevitable.
This would not be so bad, if it weren't for the fact that Twitter's own clients, well.. suck compared to the stuff that has been created by 3rd-parties.
Not only do Twitter's mobile clients lack significant features the other clients for mobile platforms have, and lack the polish and refinement that exists in 3rd-party software, but in the case of the iPad version, it's actually a horrendous waste of space if you use the software in landscape mode.
Dear Twitter: Your clients for mobile platforms are a whale of a fail.