Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Sep 2008 21:47 UTC
Gnome The GNOME project has released GNOME 2.24 today. In case you're new here: "GNOME 2.24 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME's focus is ease of use, stability, and first class internationalisation and accessibility support. GNOME is Free and Open Source Software and provides all of the common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, such as e-mail, groupware, web browsing, file management, multimedia and games. Furthermore, GNOME provides a flexible and powerful platform for software developers, both on the desktop and in mobile applications." GNOME 2.24 comes packed with changes.
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Unneeded stab at Nautilus
by WereCatf on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:24 UTC
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One feature down, 3945349878345 to go until Nautilus equals Konqueror.

This is what bothers me. I personally like Nautilus a whole lot more than Konqueror. Konq feels pretty heavy and bloated compared to Nautilus, and Nautilus is a file browser/manager, it doesn't even try to do anything else. Konq tries to be a do-all-be-all which approach just isn't suitable for everyone.

As for the other new stuff in 2.24..Well, I've tried Empathy. In my opinion Pidgin works a lot better as a multi-protocol messenger. And as a MSN Messenger replacement it does a pretty poor job compared to any of the dedicated alternatives, most notably my favorite of Emesene. Ekiga is equally useless to me (note the word "me", it is probably useful to many others) since I don't know a single person who does use such services.

So, unfortunately this release hold little value to me. And KDE4 takes a lot of strides forward and seems just a tad more interesting every day. I just happen to like the look and feel of GNOME so much that it'd be hard to switch.

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