Regarding the new design... As long as it
still loads in my browser I am happy, so I am.
But I've seen others complain, so maybe you
should listen to them?
Anyway, I've got one request:
I like to view the homepage of interesting
projects I find on freshmeat. And the fastest
way (since the web is so slow) is to open up a
new window, and keep reading freshmeat untill
the new page is finished loading.
Now, what is this stupid
drop-down-list/button combination? It would be
much better to have the good old garden-variety
link used instead, so users would be able
to choose for themselves whether they want to
open the page in the same window, or a new
window. The other advantage with links is that
you could view the URL in the status bar, and
then decide whether you wanted to click on it.
Why is everyone so interested in making linux mainstream? I like linux as it is. There is an active user-community. It is improving at a good rate (and it is very ok by now, thanks).
I just don't see why we need to worry about how to get gazillions of new users. If linux continues to improve, they will come. There is now reason to go to all kinds of awful lengths to make them come faster. And, personally, I don't mind much if no one except me and other developers use linux. The important thing is to keep linux an attractive OS for developers, it will continue to improve. If linux is attractive for other users, fine, but not a big deal. It doesn't relate to my user-experience anyway.
And if people will want to bring VB to linux --- fine with me. I will probably not use it very much, but so what. There are plenty of other apps for linux I don't use. No need to protest.
Don't worry about linux. It is doing just fine, thank you!