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by marcp on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 22:36 UTC in reply to "Outdated"
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"Newer" doesn't automatically mean "better". Unity, Gnome 3 and other new DE/WMs can be slow, buggy and complicated [when it comes to their architecture].
So ... some people risk and choose them, others go with the things that ain't broken and work for them.

I always preferred to use Openbox or XFCE4, just because it's much simpler/lighter than other DE/WMs. It does everything I need, so why using something else?
I dislike eye-candy. I prefer UIs that don't come in my way.

Of course, it doesn't mean I have anything against using KDE, Gnome or other DE/WMs. I just don't force my choice and my preferrence on others.
That's what I expect in return. As simple as that.

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