Linked by Alin on Thu 24th Feb 2011 23:36 UTC
Gnome "Gnome Shell 2.91.90 was released yesterday getting some fine adjustments according to the release announcement: 'This release just about concludes user interface changes anticipated before GNOME 3.0. The only significant change we expect after this release is to add a native network indicator based on NetworkManager 0.9.' Gnome Shell 2.91.90 brings new automatic workspaces, removed minimize and maximize buttons from window titlebars, a PolicyKit authentication agent and more."
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Live CD?
by mat69 on Fri 25th Feb 2011 11:29 UTC
mat69
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2006-03-29

Does anyone know if those Live CDs also include proprietary Nvidia drivers?

Gnome Shell looks quite nice.
I really like the way "workspaces", activities or whatever you wanna call them are handled. There is imo absolutely no reason to have like 4 different workspaces if you only use one currently. So what they did there is great.

There are some things which I don't like though and which hopefully will be changed in 3.2.
One is the removal of the maximising button. Yeah I know you can double click the window "bar" (sic?) or drag it to the top. Though that is imo harder to discover than an icon.

Then there is the default suspend. I don't want to press a key just to be able to turn the computer off. How should a normal user discover this? And if a user discovered that, couldn't it be that they would try the "Alt" key at many occasions just to see if there are "hidden" features elsewhere?

Despite that suspending does not work on many machines.
Now you could say that this should be fixed. Yet IIRC it can't be fixed reliably due to bad Bios implementations.

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