Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:38 UTC
Gnome Yesterday it was announced that GNOME 3.0 is delayed till next year. The extra time has given the Shell Developers some more time to play around with new concepts and they have come up a new mockup. Here are the new mockups.
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RE[2]: GNOME and KDE
by OSGuy on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 08:30 UTC in reply to "RE: GNOME and KDE"
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That's because even Windows 95 met and exceeded all of the computer basics - something KDE and GNOME can only dream of at their current state. I'd pick Windows 95 anytime over the latest KDE and GNOME - especially Windows 95 with IE4 desktop update. The UI is neat and professional with professionally sized widgets (unlike GNOME's gigantic buttons - 4 buttons and nearly quarter of the screen is taken), spaces between icons and widgets equally aligned, dragging files to applications behaves properly, copy&paste works 110% of the time unlike KDE/GNOME, dragging icons to the taskbar works and behaves properly. Even the Office 95 quick launch bar is more user friendly and works better than KDE and GNOME's panel (adding shortcuts via drag and drop).

Yes, the OS itself was crap but the desktop experience and behavior is great.

Only yesterday I tried out the latest KDE and I dragged a text file shortcut to the panel and instead of showing me the text file's real icon, an icon with a preview of the desktop is shown instead. I was actually lucky I managed to add the icon to the panel. I tried adding a second icon and I couldn't do it. No space for the new icon was created....Go figure...

Then there is this stupid option letting you add the text file is a mini editor on the panel. Seriously, how can you come up with these stupid ideas is beyond me. If you do it this way, at least do it properly because the way it is currently implemented is an absolutely absurd and useless.

Edited 2010-08-02 08:49 UTC

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