Linked by Anonymous on Wed 21st Dec 2011 23:38 UTC
Gnome "Clement Lefebvre, the Linux Mint founder, has started working on a GNOME Shell fork called Cinnamon, which tries to offer a layout similar to GNOME 2, with emphasis on 'making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience'. Among the features that we'll probably see in Cinnamon are GNOME2-like notifications and systray icons, option to change the panel position and other panel options like autohide, etc. Some of these features are already available through Mint GNOME Shell Extensions (MGSE), but their functionality is pretty limited."
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RE: Comment by mieses
by MacMan on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 17:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by mieses"
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Why was the parent moded down, he's absolutely right.

IMO, Gnome 2 is a copy (actually a really bad copy) of the Windows 95 desktop. Why bad, well, for starters, to freaking add a menu item, you have to go through about 50 dialogs to create a shortcut, choose an icon, what command to run, this is freaking BS, whereas with Windows 95, at least I could drag an icon to the main menu and it would show up as a menu item.

Anyway, look at Windows 8 and OSX lion, MS is FINALLY getting away from the Windows 95 desktop, and Apple is going, well, not sure where Apple is going, but they're going away from the traditional OSX interface.

Whats really really nice about Gnome 3 is that IT DOES NOT COPY WINDOWS OR OSX, they came up with they're own design! Now its not perfect, I think clicking on activities then dock is stupid, but this is really easy to change with just a bit of Javascript.

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