Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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RE[3]: Solid release
by Valhalla on Sun 10th Oct 2010 23:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Solid release"
Valhalla
Member since:
2006-01-24

I really don't get the infatuation with Gnome, KDE 4.5 looks so much better.

Well, since I'm not running either Gnome or KDE (openbox all the way, yeah baby!) maybe I'm off here but chances are it's not about the 'looks'?


I think Shuttleworth is batshit crazy for pushing a purple and orange Gnome desktop. It looks like a cellphone from 2005 with a bad Halloween theme.

Being colorblind does not automatically make you 'batshit crazy' (I was going to write 'you insensitive clod' here but then I realized this ain't slashdot)

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RE[4]: Solid release
by nt_jerkface on Mon 11th Oct 2010 00:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Solid release"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


Well, since I'm not running either Gnome or KDE (openbox all the way, yeah baby!) maybe I'm off here but chances are it's not about the 'looks'?


Looks are important if the goal is to win over new users. This is what Shuttleworth wants I think his Gnome favoritism is a mistake.

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RE[4]: Solid release
by segedunum on Mon 11th Oct 2010 12:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Solid release"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, since I'm not running either Gnome or KDE (openbox all the way, yeah baby!) maybe I'm off here but chances are it's not about the 'looks'?

Looks are important I'm afraid. That's why OS X and Vista/7 look the way they do and why they've started using hardware acceleration and resolution independence amongst other things.

Being colorblind does not automatically make you 'batshit crazy' (I was going to write 'you insensitive clod' here but then I realized this ain't slashdot)

What's colour blindness got to do with having a decent looking desktop? But, any excuse I suppose.....

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RE[5]: Solid release
by Neolander on Mon 11th Oct 2010 14:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Solid release"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Looks are important I'm afraid. That's why OS X and Vista/7 look the way they do and why they've started using hardware acceleration and resolution independence amongst other things.

Hum, not exactly, in my opinion...
-Hardware acceleration is the last refuge of devs who don't know how to write well-optimized code. E17 shows best how much GPU acceleration is badly overrated, in my opinion. You can make something good-looking, and even pack it with superfluous and hideous eye-candy as a technological demo using raw CPU power and still don't get a single glitch... That is, if you know how to code.
-Resolution independence in OSX and Win7 ? Well, sure, there's a bit of it in there, but close to none. Since when did they make applications (ie most of the user experience) resolution-independent ? Or even provide an API for that ? Since when is input resolution (ie making controls bigger when using an imprecise interface like a touchscreen or a pen tablet and smaller when using a more powerful interface like a mouse) taken into account in their resolution-independence algorithms ?

Edited 2010-10-11 14:08 UTC

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