Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 19:31 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Gnome I have to admit I've been struggling with this one for a while, most importantly because I haven't used GNOME 3 yet; I'm setting up my own little company right now, so time's a little short. As such, all I can do here is cover the arguments given - which, in my book, have both their strong as well as their weak points. Yes, GNOME 3 will not have buttons for minimising or maximising windows.
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RE[5]: Because we can
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 8th Mar 2011 11:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Because we can"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Moderately different and in ways that are largely imperceptible to users.


Uh, no.

No more restarts after every update. Completely componetised servers. Easier kernel/low-level Windows development leading to speedier, less buggy updates. Faster kernel/low-level development. Changes in kernel no longer cause negative effects upwards of the stack.

And so on.

These are all very real benefits for users, even if they may not be able to name them specifically. Calling these minor changes or imperceivable is idiotic, at best.

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RE[6]: Because we can
by Icaria on Tue 8th Mar 2011 11:08 in reply to "RE[5]: Because we can"
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

I love how most of what you just mentioned is only tangentially related to the kernel.

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RE[7]: Because we can
by WereCatf on Tue 8th Mar 2011 11:09 in reply to "RE[6]: Because we can"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I love how most of what you just mentioned is only tangentially related to the kernel.


Well, you were the one who originally said Win7 and Vista are the same thing, you didn't mention anything about kernels.

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RE[7]: Because we can
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 8th Mar 2011 11:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Because we can"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I love how most of what you just mentioned is only tangentially related to the kernel.


Euh, I think you don't understand this at all. The kernel and the related systems have been componetised and cleaned up, and that brings the mentioned benefits. They are very much related to the kernel and related systems.

Remember, Windows NT is not monolithic, meaning the kernel in and of itself is quite small and limited; when you're talking about Windows NT's kernel, you generally ALSO mean the low-level systems that are closely related to it, but not technically part of the kernel.

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