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by jessesmith on Thu 4th Apr 2013 13:51 UTC in reply to "Outdated"
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Unity or GNOME Shell may be more intuitive, I'd be willing to agree to that, but I find the GNOME2/KDE style of interface requires far fewer steps to make things happen. I find Unity in particular easy to navigate, but whenever I use Unity or GNOME Shell it takes twice as many mouse clicks or key strokes to accomplish simple tasks. So while I suspect these newer interfaces are probably easier to learn, they also throw speed bumps in the way. Their reliance on 3-D support also prevents many people from using them. That is why I find myself coming back to MATE and KDE, because they are faster and don't rely on 3-D video support (a common weak point in most Linux distros).

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