Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 23rd May 2014 21:51 UTC
Gnome Remember back when GNOME and KDE dominated Linux desktops? Seems like a long time ago, doesn't it? Yet it was only three years ago, in April 2011, that GNOME 3 was released. Its radically redesigned interface shook up everyone. Some eagerly adopted it. Others left GNOME.

In this brief review I take a fresh look at GNOME today, as it's currently distributed in several popular Linux distributions.
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Qt Apps
by Lobotomik on Sat 24th May 2014 08:46 UTC
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Linux desktop will never happen until the rift between Qt and GTK applications is closed. I wouldn't be sad to see GTK go, but even if it never did, all applications should run and integrate with your desktop whatever that desktop is. It is ridiculous how choosing a desktop in Linux means choosing a set of apps, and apps from another look ugly and integrate badly if they run at all.

After all, a nice desktop is nice, but it is the applications that make the difference. I should be able to run a years old desktop, yet still run my choice of apps, not worrying about the desktop, much less about the toolkit.

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