Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 20:43 UTC
Gnome "The team is proud to announce the release of MATE Desktop 1.6. This release is a giant step forward from the 1.4 release. In this release, we have replaced many deprecated packages and libraries with new technologies available in GLib. We have also added a lot of new features to MATE." Look at those screenshots. This is what GNOME is supposed to be: elegant, understated, to-the-point. I should try this.
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by Sodki on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 22:34 UTC
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This has zero to do with "Windows 95" fanboyisms. There are several Desktop Environment paradigms and this is just one of them. A lot of people liked GNOME 2.x, myself included, and a lot of personal and professional environments relied on it. It's not old, it's what it is. And the way MATE survived and thrived proves that people still want it. And the MATE developers are doing a superb job by re-architecting the deprecated underpinnings with the current technologies of GNOME 3. That's a good thing.

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