Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 11:38 UTC
X11, Window Managers In 2002, both KDE and GNOME released their last major revisions; KDE released KDE 3.0 on 3rd April, while GNOME followed shortly after with GNOME 2.0 on 27th June. For the Linux desktop, therefore, 2002 was an important year. Since then, we have continiously been fed point releases which added bits of functionaility and speed improvements, but no major revision has yet seen the light of day. What's going on?
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RE[3]: What??
by wargum on Thu 21st Dec 2006 20:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What??"
wargum
Member since:
2006-12-15

> you forget that before os X, macos was very bad

Oh, trust me, I know that ;)
I tried to switch in the early iMac days, but OS 9 was a nightmare to me an so I switched back to Windows. With Mac OS X 10.3 though I felt the OS is much more robust, stable and of course I wanted this sweet Exposť thingy ;)
So I bought a Mac and since then I never look back. It's totally irrelevant how crappy OS 9 was, what's your point here?

> new release of os X will have multiple desktop...
> linux have that since begining

I did use Linux as my primary OS (an Win for games) in 2003 for half a year and never got used to virtual desktop, it was not appealing to me, just confusing. Also, OS X had Exposť since 2003 and I tell you that the need for virtual desktops is not that strong when you have Exposť. I personally look forward to Leopard because Spaces is the only implementation of virtual desktops that has ever attracted me. It is not just a rip-off, Apple took the concept and made it, well, perfect, IMHO. But I wait with my final verdict until I've used it.

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RE[4]: What??
by Isolationist on Thu 21st Dec 2006 20:31 in reply to "RE[3]: What??"
Isolationist Member since:
2006-05-28

"I did use Linux as my primary OS (an Win for games) in 2003 for half a year and never got used to virtual desktop, it was not appealing to me, just confusing. Also, OS X had Exposť since 2003 and I tell you that the need for virtual desktops is not that strong when you have Exposť. "

Can you explain what is so confusing about virtual desktops? They are just switchable desktops - what could be confusing about that? Your need for virtual desktops might not be that strong, but don't assume it is the same for everyone else. I like to uses multiple desktops for different types of work, e.g. communication, office, development, browsing, etc. Exposť does not really address that, so should i say that the need for Exposť is not that strong unless you like eye candy?

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RE[5]: What??
by Morin on Thu 21st Dec 2006 21:04 in reply to "RE[4]: What??"
Morin Member since:
2005-12-31

The bad thing about virtual desktops (at least IMO) is that I'm expected to use them *instead of* exposť. On the other hand, with exposť alone, my desktop gets cluttered with windows, like you said, from different types of work until it's hard to navigate even with exposť.

So why can't we have the best of both worlds? Virtual desktops for different kinds of work, and exposť to navigate within one virtual desktop.

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RE[4]: What??
by twenex on Thu 21st Dec 2006 20:40 in reply to "RE[3]: What??"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

never got used to virtual desktop, it was not appealing to me, just confusing.

I like virtual desktops, but you do realise you can turn them off, don't you?

Virtual desktops are not as nice as on-the-fly virtual screens, but they are better than nothing.

As far as I can see Expose is just Alt-Tab with a flourish.

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RE[4]: What??
by collinm on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 22:09 in reply to "RE[3]: What??"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

> what's your point here?
if mac os is't better now why that could not be the same thing for other os?

more you have windows more the need for virtual desktop and exposť like is usefull

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