Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Jan 2009 10:58 UTC
Linux Ever year, Linus Torvalds goes on vacation to Australia, during which he usually also visits linux.conf.au. During his stay this year he gave an interview to ComputerWorld, in which he talked about the success of point releases and the important topic of file systems in Linux, which is quite an active field today with ext4 and Btrfs. He also gave some insights into why he switched away from KDE, moving to GNOME instead, and he shares his thoughts on Windows 7.
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RE: Not just about the "features"
by Soulbender on Sat 24th Jan 2009 14:46 UTC in reply to "Not just about the "features""
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

I love the default theme (Oxygen). Just goes to show eh?

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steampoweredlawn Member since:
2006-09-27

Yeah, I don't get the complaints with Oxygen. I personally find it elegant, professional and very modern looking. It's a work in progress, and little oversights like the aliased window corners and the contrast of the titlebar buttons has been addressed as of 4.2 and 4.3 alpha, respectively.

I'm glad they went with grey windows rather than following the theme on plasma. I think transparency on the desktop is like chrome on a car; less is more. The transparent titlebars and plasma widgets provide just enough "chrome" for the system. Giving the windows a Vista-like dose of transparency would have made the system look gaudy, and flat out terrible when compositing is unavailable. Much like Vista. IMO of course.

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