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 sbergman27 on Thu 19th Mar 2009 14:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Great Release!"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

If you look at the distros that businesses actually consider: RHEL Desktop, SLED, CentOS, Ubuntu, and maybe Debian... then its Gnome, Gnome, Gnome, Gnome, and Gnome, respectively.

Don't get me wrong. I think KDE is a good desktop, and perfectly fine for hobbyists.

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RE[3]: Great Release!
by shaga on Fri 20th Mar 2009 09:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Great Release!"
shaga Member since:
2007-12-15

By repeating this "KDE is for hobbyist, GNOME for professionals" nonsense you will not make in more true. In my office there are four professionals - in telco business - and all of them use KDE as their desktop. They probably just don't know.

For instance, KIO for accessing remote servers, very hobbyist feature, I guess.

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RE[3]: Great Release!
by segedunum on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 21:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Great Release!"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

If you look at the distros that businesses actually consider: RHEL Desktop, SLED, CentOS, Ubuntu, and maybe Debian... then its Gnome, Gnome, Gnome, Gnome, and Gnome, respectively.

Businesses consider these as replacements for Windows or OS X desktops do they? Hmmmmm. How many years have we had the year of the Linux desktop, of course, headed by distributions using Gnome as their default desktop ;-).

It's just a real pity that Windows, and to a lesser extent, OS X users are simply not interested in an open source desktop that has far less functionality than they already have. It's also a pity that Gnome is so inferior to Windows and OS X for developers that they're going split their sides laughing at you. Yer, real professional. It's also extremely ironic that we have a 'hobbyist' open source desktop that is a long way ahead here, and has the applications to go with it.

In fact, so professional we will get to Gnome 2.2.334, still be no further foward and still be comparing how high we can piss by talking about various distributors' choice of default desktop when it's just a laughably sad method of measuring 'success' because it's all that some people have.

Don't get me wrong. I think KDE is a good desktop, and perfectly fine for hobbyists.

You know, that's exactly what Windows and OS X users are saying to Gnome users. All three of them. If they've even heard of it that is.

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RE[4]: Great Release!
by darknexus on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 22:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Great Release!"
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2008-07-15

And the same is being said, by those same Windows and OS X users, about KDE. In fact, it's usually generalized to "Linux." I know you have an axe to grind with GNOME for some odd reason (or is it anything that isn't KDE?), but really, try to keep some perspective. Most Windows and OS X users view open source desktops as hobbiest. I won't say whether that is the correct perception or not, but it is there regardless. Most of them have heard of "that Linux thingy" but wouldn't know the terms GNOME and KDE if they came up and bit them. Hell, most of them don't even know OS X's user interface is called Aqua, and they don't care. They just want to point and click, and do what they have to do. Oh, and by the way, rotating cubes and spinning plasmoids are usually secondary in their minds to getting their work done. Perhaps if both major open source desktops didn't concentrate so much on that and shored up some gaps in actual functionality...

Edited 2009-03-22 22:23 UTC

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