Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Nov 2009 13:20 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Gnome As most of you will know, the GNOME team is hard at work on GNOME 3.0, the first major overhaul of the platform since 2002. The release of GNOME 3.0 was originally planned for March 2010, but it has now been pushed back for six months to September 2010.
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Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

Who cares about Linus preferred desktop. I don't think the userbase is decreasing


Linus usually is right about his decisions. Abandoning KDE was an alive proof that the highest linux entity could not bear the "clever" changes KDE geeks made. And yes, the userbase is decreasing, Kubuntu has been going on a downward spiral, serious enough for them to publish in their homepage that they must do something about it. This is because of KDE4. People are going away from KDE4. No matter what KDE4 fanboys scream out there.


For some reason, I always liked Nautilus. That's why I love Dolphin, except it's way more powerfull.


It's so powerful, I can't even use it. There are 3 panels, a lot of vertical text, and have you tried copy files from a samba share in Konqui or Dolphin? Files don't even get fully copied. At least Nautilus does this well. In my honest opinion, KDE4 and their file managers just try to "get close as possible to Windows Vista/7 but not that in your face, to at least say, hey we're not windows at all"


Wow, how unfair. You know most things Chrome has are copied from Opera? Google just took what others provided and invented and refined in a "better" browser.


Someone has invented the ball, right? But the someone later created football (soccer). I don't care if Opera created tabs - the truth is that this browser never handled 80% of webpages out there, while Firefox did at least 95%. Chrome is a refined idea of what others almost got right, but never quite right.

They can't be compared. I mean, being Chrome a browser, how can it compete with non browser based applications?


The ideas can be compared. If Google does the same thing in Chrome OS, as they did with Chrome Browser, I think Ubuntu and Fedora, GNOME and KDE are going to lose a lot, and I mean a lot. There will be no room anymore for recovering userbase, after Microsoft Windows finds a real strong balanced open source competitor.

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