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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by Hiev on Wed 24th Sep 2008 23:36 UTC
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It may have conservative changes, but you know what? I like it that way, I stopped playing with my computer and start looking for stability and reliability, if you like a highter level of configuration then you can use KDE, but I don't feel atracted to it.

So, is nice to have a new version of GNOME again, more stable and with those litle changes that are not noted but make you more productive.

Thank you to GNOME developers for your hard work, And Im specially aiming to try Ekiga.

Edited 2008-09-24 23:43 UTC

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by iain.dalton on Thu 25th Sep 2008 07:29 in reply to "..."
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Buckling down and fixing bugs is very good, but there's something to be said for innovation. If Gnome stops innovating, it will fall behind, because no one else will.

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by dagw on Thu 25th Sep 2008 08:08 in reply to "RE: ..."
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I'm not sure Gnome has stopped innovating, but they seem to be innovating in smaller incremental steps. While no release is probably ever going to be as dramatic as KDE4, each release should bring some minor innovative change which over time will add up to something significant.

As a user I certainly appreciate this approach. As much as I'm in awe of KDE4 and what they're trying to achieve from a technology standpoint, it's so far only produced a desktop environment which I personally cannot use. I still think they can pull off something cool and useful over time with the technology they've built, but I'll be using GNOME until they do.

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