Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 21:03 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Linux "We first got excited for Moblin 2.0 back in January when seeing how fast this Linux distribution had booted on Atom-powered netbooks. This Fedora-derived distribution booted even faster with a newer development release that came out this past March. While Moblin 2.0 final is not yet released, there is now more to get excited over than just amazing boot times. Moblin 2.0 will introduce a Clutter-based user interface and from our initial encounters with this release, it is very impressive! In this article we have more information on this new Moblin UI along with screenshots and videos."
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Gnome?
by bornagainenguin on Tue 19th May 2009 22:39 UTC
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2005-08-07

Why can't they integrate some of these improvements into a real desktop like Gnome? I see no reason to switch out my entire desktop for another...

--bornagainpenguin

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RE: Gnome?
by lithium on Tue 19th May 2009 22:54 in reply to "Gnome?"
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2005-06-29

They actually use a lot of stock GNOME stuff: Metacity, Empathy, GEdit, Nautilus, PulseAudio, ControlCenter... they basicly only changed the launcher and optimized it for netbook-typical workflows.

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RE: Gnome?
by YEPHENAS on Tue 19th May 2009 22:57 in reply to "Gnome?"
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2008-07-14

The GNOME 3.0 shell is being built with Clutter.

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RE[2]: Gnome?
by bornagainenguin on Wed 20th May 2009 03:42 in reply to "RE: Gnome?"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

YEPHENAS informed...

The GNOME 3.0 shell is being built with Clutter.


Interesting. I hadn't been paying attention and I missed that announcement! The videos make it look intriguing despite my preferences for the way things currently are. I hope the Gnome developers will at least make it possible to choose between styles if they go this route.

The funny thing is if they do end up going this route and manage to keep the hardware hit down and the code bloat low, if...if...if...then the Gnome team will have delivered on the promise of those Longhorn mockups!

--bornagainpenguin

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