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: Endless virtual desktops
by torturedutopian on Tue 8th Mar 2011 18:34 UTC in reply to "Endless virtual desktops"
torturedutopian
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2010-04-24

Actually, you're mistaken regarding KDE & "draggable boxes". They didn't remove features but added many of them. (which is why some people prefer a minimalistic environment, which is reasonable as well).

There are actually several types of desktop you can select. By default, you have a plasma desktop with an applet that contains the content of the "desktop" directory (folderview applet). This way you can watch several different directories from your desktop and prevent problems like applets overlapping icons. But you can also use an ordinary desktop. Or a "grid desktop" & other kinds of desktops (6 types, each can have 8 kinds of backgrounds including dynamic ones, and as many applets as you want).

Edited 2011-03-08 18:36 UTC

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computrius Member since:
2006-03-26

Yeah, it looks like there are a few things I missed there.

But overlapping icons seems to me to be a bit of a non-issue. Thats one of those things where "So dont do that" kind of applies. Anyone putting widgets on the desktop (like in windows 7) probably wouldnt do that to begin with.

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