Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 22:34 UTC
Gnome The GNOME team has released GNOME 2.26, the latest release in the 2.x release branch. As everyone knows, GNOME is a multi-platform open source desktop environment. The 2.26 release continues GNOME's policy of incremental updates to a stable base, and as such, it comes packed with a boatload of new features.
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RE[2]: Gnome-DO
by nobody on Wed 18th Mar 2009 23:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Gnome-DO"
nobody
Member since:
2006-06-02

It is also a Quicksilver ripoff. Krunner at least has a bit of originality.

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RE[3]: Gnome-DO
by KAMiKAZOW on Thu 19th Mar 2009 01:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome-DO"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

With the latest release, GNOME-Do is also a Mac Dock ripp-off --- well.... Quicksilver and Dock ripped-off and then fused... kinda a Mac mash-up. ;-)

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RE[3]: Gnome-DO
by dagw on Thu 19th Mar 2009 17:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome-DO"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Originality doesn't mean better though. Given the choice between an app that rips of a great app really well and an app that comes up with its own mediocre idea I'll take the ripoff.

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RE[4]: Gnome-DO
by WereCatf on Thu 19th Mar 2009 17:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Gnome-DO"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Originality doesn't mean better though. Given the choice between an app that rips of a great app really well and an app that comes up with its own mediocre idea I'll take the ripoff.

Very true. Besides, which app nowadays does _not_ borrow (or "rip off") any single idea from some other app? Every OS also borrows ideas from eachothers.

Point is; it is OK to borrow something or even almost everything if you do it well and it's actually good for the end-user. If you copy something just to try to benefit something yourself then it's not.

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