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: Great Release!
by segedunum on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 20:50 UTC in reply to "Great Release!"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

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

Yes, and look how far we've got with it in terms of wider Linux desktop usage.

It's all a bit sad really as we've had this for years. When you have nothing else left to talk about that will make people use Gnome over Windows, OS X or even KDE, start talking about it as the 'default' and give the impression that we're stuck with it.

Edited 2009-03-22 20:58 UTC

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RE[2]: Great Release!
by darknexus on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 21:29 in reply to "RE: Great Release!"
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2008-07-15

WEll, if we want Linux to succeed on the average desktop, the desktop environment itself is the least of the issues right now. Perhaps we should get the lower level stuff stable first--audio, drivers, kernel ABI (so drivers are compatible across kernel versions), a modern graphics subsystem (ditch X.org), etc. After that the GNOME vs KDE vs Enlightenment vs whatever-the-hell camps can hash it out, but until all the lower level stuff integrates and is easily configurable (try to set up your surround speakers with a few clicks, for example), it just isn't happening. These lower level things don't seem all that important if taken individually, but put together they are much more important than they appear. The average home user should never have to touch a configuration file themselves, for anything at all. If that concept stays foremost in the minds of desktop developers, it might get somewhere.
Compared to these broader issues, the whole GNOME vs KDE bs is pointless.

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