Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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RE[5]: Lessons learned
by Delgarde on Mon 28th Nov 2011 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Lessons learned"
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Still, there are certainly some striking differences between the KDE 4.0 and Gnome 3.0 releases. For KDE, I remember the bugs being mostly related to stability, and stuff that just plain didn't work.

For Gnome, I've found the stability is actually pretty solid, barring a couple of Shell crashes very early on - the problems have mostly been usability issues, most of which have been fixed to my satisfaction with a couple of extensions (alt-tab behaviour, showing date in top bar).

Both, of course, also had complaints about missing functionality, but that's only to be expected in a .0 release. There's always going to be some stuff that just wasn't ready in time, and wasn't considered important enough to block the release.

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