Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Gnome Only a few days ago, we ran an article on the future of KDE and GNOME, and which of the two had the brighter future based on their developmental processes. Barely has that discussion ended, or the GNOME engineering team comes with a pretty daunting plan to introduce a fairly massive reworking of the GNOME interface for GNOME 3.0 (2.30). Read on for the details.
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Thank Heaven for Fluxbox
by alcibiades on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 21:14 UTC
alcibiades
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2005-10-12

Took one look at the screenshot, borders, menus, most recently used, active documents and all kinds of stuff eating up screen space, and thought, thank Heaven for Fluxbox. Going to be time to change soon. And get away from HIG fascism. Are we who just want the environment to get away and stay away while we are working in a vanishing minority?

Its like being unable to listen to a concert because the engineers have decided to fill it up with a whole bunch of artificial ambience noises and historical explanations of the composer's life that you know already...and so on and so on. Till you want to scream at them to just shut up and let you listen to the music.

So what I feel is, get out of the way will you, and let me work!

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RE: Thank Heaven for Fluxbox
by colinwalters on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 21:38 in reply to "Thank Heaven for Fluxbox"
colinwalters Member since:
2007-11-02

The overlay is designed to only be open for relatively short periods of time, and most typically a few seconds if you find what you want through search.

I also definitely think the role of the desktop is to be out of the way as much as possible, until you need it.

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