Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE[4]: Sigh...
by dylansmrjones on Wed 6th Apr 2011 20:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sigh..."
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Actually you're mistaken in regard to Win2K/9X and switch to later versions. UI!=GUI.

Apart from skinning there is no particular difference between Windows 95 and Windows XP in the way you interact with the Desktop. Windows 7 is merely minor differences on that particular implementation of the Desktop Metaphor.

There is also no particularly difference for earlier versions of MS Office. Not until 2007 does anything major happen, apart from the ever creasing number of menu items and toolbar buttons.

From a UI perspective there is very little difference on the first Mac and Windows 7 or XFCE - or even KDE4. The Gnome Shell deviates strongly, and is pushing me towards KDE4, since I don't mind giving up on GTK ;)

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