Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Feb 2008 21:58 UTC, submitted by Vincent
Xfce "Xfce is just as customizable as KDE or GNOME, so I set myself a goal: make Xubuntu look like Windows Vista. Though you won't be told how to achieve the exact same end result, this guide provides comprehensive instructions helping you make Xubuntu look the way you want it to. In any case, I would certainly not recommend such a setup for someone new to Xubuntu. Xubuntu is different than Windows; making it look similar is only confusing."
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GNOME vs. customization
by usr0 on Mon 11th Feb 2008 02:25 UTC
usr0
Member since:
2006-10-27

You cannot catenate KDE and Gnome with an "or" if you speak about customization. In Gnome you even cannot delete a file in an "Open Dialog" much less get its properties from the file context menu in this dialog. And this behavior was hardcoded by people who think that "functionality could confuse users".

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RE: GNOME vs. customization
by Soulbender on Mon 11th Feb 2008 02:55 in reply to "GNOME vs. customization"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You cannot catenate KDE and Gnome with an "or" if you speak about customization.


Your opinion does not qualify as a fact.

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RE[2]: GNOME vs. customization
by usr0 on Mon 11th Feb 2008 03:12 in reply to "RE: GNOME vs. customization"
usr0 Member since:
2006-10-27

Your opinion does not qualify as a fact.


My opinion? It is obvious that GNOME is not as customizable as KDE and I mentioned an example for my "opinion" which makes it a fact. Ok, I understand that if somebody uses GNOME, he do not like to hear such "opinions".

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RE: GNOME vs. customization
by axel on Mon 11th Feb 2008 03:21 in reply to "GNOME vs. customization"
axel Member since:
2006-02-04

In Gnome you even cannot delete a file in an "Open Dialog" much less get its properties from the file context menu in this dialog.


while kde is better than gnome about it, nothing is quite as nice as windows, the file chooser (both save and open) gives you the full context menu, I can zip, unzip, cut, paste, rename, make shortcuts, launch files in other applications, start programs, check properties, whatever.

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RE[2]: GNOME vs. customization
by bogomipz on Mon 11th Feb 2008 12:38 in reply to "RE: GNOME vs. customization"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

The really, really, astonishingly sad part is that we're still stuck with open/save dialogs in mainstream systems after all these years. Being forced to work with this mini-filer while preparing the place to save your document is just so very backwards.

According to this comment; http://osnews.com/thread?42369 the reason why we have to put up with this is that the first few versions of the Macintosh System Software didn't support multitasking. If it did, they would probably have let you use Finder as the open/save "dialog". This is quite doable, but nobody dared to change much in the "feel" part of "look and feel" over the past 20 years.

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RE[2]: GNOME vs. customization
by wirespot on Mon 11th Feb 2008 16:30 in reply to "RE: GNOME vs. customization"
wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

If you want a full file manager as your open/save dialog than go ahead, there are Linux desktops that offer that possibility. Gnome states that an open/save dialog should be just that: a way to choose a file or a location to save a file. Period. Do one thing and do it well, sound familiar?

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