sfcrazy writes: When Linus Torvalds sneezes the Linux world gets a cold. The father of Linux has praised Google Chrombooks for being more useful than Gnome 3 Shell. Linus points out the problem desktops like Gnome(of Ubuntu Unity) are facing with their 'modern' approach. "It allows such radical notions as having easy mouse configurability for things like how to launch applications. Things Gnome removed because those kinds of things were "too confusing", and in the process made useless. And a auto-hide application dock at the bottom."