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[9]: Sigh...
by roverrobot on Thu 7th Apr 2011 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Sigh..."
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Aviation experts confirmed decades ago that humans can't multitask. That's why airliners have two pilots and a seperate cockpit without a stereo.

Those who claim that mere mortal cannot multitask and apply to computer usage is, what can I call them? retarded?

The multitasking in computer sense are not limited to you do your work while listening to music, while responding to chats, while posting on facebook. Even these, people do so all the time. Now what, you are saying that those people are retarded and they are going to kill themselves?

But even for a single piece of work, you may need to open a web browser with gazillion tabs, an email client, a word processor or editor, and a file manager. We are not multitasking, we are performing a single task that requires multiple sources of information and multiple tools. So you suddenly want us to type in a word processor for 30 minutes, take a rest, google for 30 minutes, rest, then reply email for 30 minutes, so that I am not multitasking so to speak in computer usage sense?

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