Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Sep 2008 21:47 UTC
Gnome The GNOME project has released GNOME 2.24 today. In case you're new here: "GNOME 2.24 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME's focus is ease of use, stability, and first class internationalisation and accessibility support. GNOME is Free and Open Source Software and provides all of the common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, such as e-mail, groupware, web browsing, file management, multimedia and games. Furthermore, GNOME provides a flexible and powerful platform for software developers, both on the desktop and in mobile applications." GNOME 2.24 comes packed with changes.
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Its all slotting into place nicely
by cyclops on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:38 UTC
cyclops
Member since:
2006-03-12

Its going to be good times for the Linux Desktop with Linux 2.6.27(Pending) + X.Org 7.5 + Gnome 2.24 + OpenOffice 3.0(Pending) + FireFox 3.1(Pending) the 8.10 Distributions are going to be awesome. The 8.04 Distributions brought stability to so many needed features, but this is like seeing a race in slow motion everything is just going to hit at the same point.

I think other than smaller projects like nouveau and gnash. I cannot see how this setup could be improved. This has got to bring a lot of interest into the FOSS world.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Its going to be good times for the Linux Desktop with Linux 2.6.27(Pending)

Well... except for all the people with permanently ruined motherboards and laptops.

Edited 2008-09-24 22:45 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Well... except for all the people with permanently ruined motherboards and laptops.

Not a single distro will ship with a kernel that hasn't been fixed, you know that ;) And at the moment it's just _some_ of the early-adopters/tinkererers that have suffered from the bug, and the bug has already been plugged. So, as unfortunate as it is for those who have gotten their NIC broken, the kernel will be all good and well when it's released.

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cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

lol your poor luck with hardware continues God must hate you, if only your cutting edge computing extended to X then perhaps you would have been enjoying OpenArena at better framerates. Although I have to say this mesa 7.2 seems to boosted my fps by 20% I'm getting 50+ at 1600x1200 when I get the STABLE linux release I will probably get a big boost from GEM. mind you I will probably just upgrade my motherboard after that tp x4500HD one of the advantages of not having to pay exorbitant amount of cash for an OS I can upgrade ;) without any activation/cracking nonsense.

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