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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RE[3]: Low blow
by diskinetic on Thu 25th Sep 2008 13:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Low blow"
diskinetic
Member since:
2005-12-09

Stop taking software so seriously. It was just an innocent joke.

Up. Lighten. You figure it out.


C'mon, if you have to work that hard to justify leaving such a statement in an article, you've got an agenda or an axe to grind. The thought process would resemble, "Okay, Konqueror really twists my happy knobs and I vastly prefer KDE over Gnome, but if I throw this in there even as an editorial aside, my bias will be evident and I'll lose the credibility issue... I know! I'll bracket it in an obvious bold JOKE warning! That way, I get to state my bias, and anyone who "doesn't get it" will be called out as a humorless idiot!"

It should have been left out, or owned up to as bias. As is, it's a passive-aggressive coward's move.

Edited 2008-09-25 13:05 UTC

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RE[4]: Low blow
by timefortea on Thu 25th Sep 2008 15:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Low blow"
timefortea Member since:
2006-10-11

This site is getting ridiculous, can people not read a comment without commenting on the appropriateness of the comment? I have to wade through a whole pile of crap to find something interesting. Now I'm adding to the crap, by commenting myself on the commenting on the appropriateness of the comments...

Lighten up indeed.

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RE[5]: Low blow
by diskinetic on Thu 25th Sep 2008 15:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Low blow"
diskinetic Member since:
2005-12-09

Now I'm adding to the crap, by commenting myself on the commenting on the appropriateness of the comments...


Luckily, your crap is of a superior grade. Oddly, you're reinforcing the original point, wherein the commenting parties were asking the original poster to stay on the matter at hand, or at least make the effort to make the sly aside a complete ownership of the editor's bias. You want people to only comment in a way that reinforces the thrust of the original article. So do I, and so, it seems, do several others.
Let me put it this way: if the original poster could have mustered the strength to fight the compulsion to insert a Teflon (read: humor)-coated dig in the text of the article, none of this would be posted. Crap averted, lightening up unneeded.

But I digress.

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