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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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Gnome could move a bit faster
by cmost on Thu 19th Mar 2009 01:35 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

After being an avid KDE user for years, I went over to Gnome about three years ago and have stuck with it because it seemed to be more professional looking than KDE at the time. That being said, Gnome's development is moving along at the speed of evolution! With all the excitement surrounding the new KDE 4.x, it would be nice to see a little excitement coming out of the Gnome camp about now; albeit not too much excitement mind you. As for Gnome-Do...DON'T!

Edited 2009-03-19 01:36 UTC

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Hold on a sec. You switched to GNOME because you liked its look better? Ever heard of themes?
I'm not saying "Don't use GNOME" or something like that.
If you had said "I prefer the lesser options approach", "I like the usability of Nautilus", "I only use GIMP and Firefox and those are better integrated into GNOME" or whatever then these are valid reasons. But its look?
I'm not a big fan of KDE's default look either (except the icons -- they are awesome IMO). Oxygen improved since KDE 4.0, but I use Polyester as widget theme.

Both projects are good by their own merrits and the default theme shouldn't be the reason to choose one.

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cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

Hold on a sec. You switched to GNOME because you liked its look better? Ever heard of themes?
I'm not saying "Don't use GNOME" or something like that.
If you had said "I prefer the lesser options approach", "I like the usability of Nautilus", "I only use GIMP and Firefox and those are better integrated into GNOME" or whatever then these are valid reasons. But its look?
I'm not a big fan of KDE's default look either (except the icons -- they are awesome IMO). Oxygen improved since KDE 4.0, but I use Polyester as widget theme.

Both projects are good by their own merrits and the default theme shouldn't be the reason to choose one.


You read way, way too much into what I said dude. When I said I switched to Gnome because it looked more professional I mean that to encompass many of the examples you cited as well as its overall feel. My reasons had absolutely NOTHING to do with KDE's themeing! You'll also note that I did say "at the time." Obviously the KDE desktop has come a long way in three years. Nevertheless I still prefer Gnome. Cool your jets before you give yourself a nose bleed!

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bandido55 Member since:
2006-10-02

I have used both KDE (Mandriva) and Gnome (Ubuntu), and I do prefer the way Gnome looks. I can get the work done fast and reliably with fewer crashes and complications. Gnome is the perfect example of when less means more. And besides, there are tons of themes for Gnome including some of those useless dark ones where you can barely read anything.

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YEPHENAS Member since:
2008-07-14

Hold on a sec. You switched to GNOME because you liked its look better? Ever heard of themes?

Look is often more than themes. Layout of dialogs, spacing, positioning of widgets, population of toolbars, naming choices, ...

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

With all the excitement surrounding the new KDE 4.x, it would be nice to see a little excitement coming out of the Gnome camp about now;

Well, I must say that "excitement" is an interesting word to use. "Spin", "Propaganda", and "Hype" seem more accurately descriptive terms to me. You wan't Gnome to spend 4 years taking 10 steps back and then another year (and counting) trying to catch up to where they were before?

The evolutionary vs revolutionary strategy of Gnome development is part and parcel of the professionalism you refer to.

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cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

"With all the excitement surrounding the new KDE 4.x, it would be nice to see a little excitement coming out of the Gnome camp about now;

Well, I must say that "excitement" is an interesting word to use. "Spin", "Propaganda", and "Hype" seem more accurately descriptive terms to me. You wan't Gnome to spend 4 years taking 10 steps back and then another year (and counting) trying to catch up to where they were before?

The evolutionary vs revolutionary strategy of Gnome development is part and parcel of the professionalism you refer to.
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If you're going to quote me and then seem to belittle me (as is your usual modus operandi,) please don't "forget" to include all of my words so as to keep what I said in context. You'll notice that I said "albeit not too much excitement mind you..." which clearly indicate my desire to see Gnome progress a bit faster but without the major shakeup that took place when KDE moved from 3.x to 4.x.

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