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]: Great Release!
by kaiwai on Thu 19th Mar 2009 02:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Great Release!"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Well, no wonder all major distros ship it as the default desktop.


The top ranking distributions, according to Distrowatch by page hits:

1 Ubuntu 2339 - GNOME is default
2 openSUSE 1683 - KDE/GNOME equal
3 Mint 1524 - GNOME is default, but KDE4 version is in work
4 Fedora 1369 - KDE/GNOME equal
5 Debian 1258 - KDE/GNOME equal
6 Mandriva 1042 - KDE is default
7 PCLinuxOS 1009 - KDE is default
8 MEPIS 689 - KDE is default
9 Puppy 666 - JWM is default
10 CentOS 654 - KDE/GNOME equal??
11 Sabayon 628 - KDE is default
12 Arch 595 - GNOME is default

Sorry ... no soup for you.
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Do you even know what default means? it means that if you do a default install of the said operating system - what have they setup as the default desktop to install. Ubuntu, OpenSuSE, Mint and Fedora all default to GNOME by default; if you went 'next, next, next, next', you'll find that GNOME is installed by default.

As for who is default; it doesn't matter because quite frankly the choice of desktops is an individual choice and the number of distro's tell me more about the distribution communities preferences than any sort of declaration being made on which is superior.

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RE[3]: Great Release!
by lemur2 on Thu 19th Mar 2009 03:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Great Release!"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Ubuntu, OpenSuSE, Mint and Fedora all default to GNOME by default; if you went 'next, next, next, next', you'll find that GNOME is installed by default.


AFAIK, that is true for Minti and Ubuntu main distributions, but for Ubuntu there is a variant available called Kubuntu where KDE is the default, and also there is soon to be a variant (it is in beta now) of Mint where KDE is the default.

Fedora and OpenSuse, AFAICR, both ship with both KDE and GNOME as choices, and you cannot simply go 'next, next, next' because when you get to the point where it asks what desktop you want, none is pre-selected by default. You must select one or the other before you can proceed with the installation.

As for who is default; it doesn't matter because quite frankly the choice of desktops is an individual choice and the number of distro's tell me more about the distribution communities preferences than any sort of declaration being made on which is superior.


Agreed.

However, that observation does not detract from my method of rebuttal of the original statement quoted.

Edited 2009-03-19 03:15 UTC

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RE[4]: Great Release!
by kaiwai on Thu 19th Mar 2009 03:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Great Release!"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

"Ubuntu, OpenSuSE, Mint and Fedora all default to GNOME by default; if you went 'next, next, next, next', you'll find that GNOME is installed by default.


AFAIK, that is true for Minti and Ubuntu main distributions, but for Ubuntu there is a variant available called Kubuntu where KDE is the default, and also there is soon to be a variant (it is in beta now) of Mint where KDE is the default.

Fedora and OpenSuse, AFAICR, both ship with both KDE and GNOME as choices, and you cannot simply go 'next, next, next' because when you get to the point where it asks what desktop you want, none is pre-selected by default. You must select one or the other before you can proceed with the installation.

As for who is default; it doesn't matter because quite frankly the choice of desktops is an individual choice and the number of distro's tell me more about the distribution communities preferences than any sort of declaration being made on which is superior.


Agreed.

However, that observation does not detract from my method of rebuttal of the original statement quoted.
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In the case of OpenSuSE and Fedora, it depends on which version you download; the single cd and desktop version or the dvd ISO ;)

At the end of the day - does it really matter? use what you want to use - distributions make their decisions based on what they as a community think is best for the metaphorical 'end user' they're targeting; for the rest of us, I'm sure we ignore their recommendation and do what we please with our software ;)

Edited 2009-03-19 03:18 UTC

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RE[4]: Great Release!
by deb2006 on Sat 21st Mar 2009 23:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Great Release!"
deb2006 Member since:
2006-06-26

"Ubuntu, OpenSuSE, Mint and Fedora all default to GNOME by default; if you went 'next, next, next, next', you'll find that GNOME is installed by default.


AFAIK, that is true for Minti and Ubuntu main distributions, but for Ubuntu there is a variant available called Kubuntu where KDE is the default, and also there is soon to be a variant (it is in beta now) of Mint where KDE is the default. (...)
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Distrowatch lists all variations of Ubuntu separately. So "Ubuntu" ranking highest really means Ubuntu only - with the Gnome deskatop :-)

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RE[3]: Great Release!
by KAMiKAZOW on Thu 19th Mar 2009 07:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Great Release!"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Do you even know what default means? it means that if you do a default install of the said operating system - what have they setup as the default desktop to install. Ubuntu, OpenSuSE, Mint and Fedora all default to GNOME by default; if you went 'next, next, next, next', you'll find that GNOME is installed by default.

http://en.opensuse.org/Image:11_1-install-006.png
So stop spreading lies please. Thank you.

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