Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 22:34 UTC
Gnome The GNOME team has released GNOME 2.26, the latest release in the 2.x release branch. As everyone knows, GNOME is a multi-platform open source desktop environment. The 2.26 release continues GNOME's policy of incremental updates to a stable base, and as such, it comes packed with a boatload of new features.
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RE[4]: Great Release!
by darknexus on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 22:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great Release!"
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And the same is being said, by those same Windows and OS X users, about KDE. In fact, it's usually generalized to "Linux." I know you have an axe to grind with GNOME for some odd reason (or is it anything that isn't KDE?), but really, try to keep some perspective. Most Windows and OS X users view open source desktops as hobbiest. I won't say whether that is the correct perception or not, but it is there regardless. Most of them have heard of "that Linux thingy" but wouldn't know the terms GNOME and KDE if they came up and bit them. Hell, most of them don't even know OS X's user interface is called Aqua, and they don't care. They just want to point and click, and do what they have to do. Oh, and by the way, rotating cubes and spinning plasmoids are usually secondary in their minds to getting their work done. Perhaps if both major open source desktops didn't concentrate so much on that and shored up some gaps in actual functionality...

Edited 2009-03-22 22:23 UTC

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