Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE[5]: Sigh...
by tylerdurden on Wed 6th Apr 2011 21:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Sigh..."
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

Other than the interface being completely different, the location and behavior of the main system components in the UI being fundamentally altered. Yeah, you're right there are "minor" differences across those windows versions.

Apparently, a GUI for some people only consists of "close window" functionality, and the location of the "start" button (which actually stops the machine, but who is really paying attention).

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RE[6]: Sigh...
by seanpk on Wed 6th Apr 2011 21:46 in reply to "RE[5]: Sigh..."
seanpk Member since:
2009-11-17

indeed - between windows 95 and windows xp, the only time I noticed a difference was when I "moved backwards" and found some feature missing

MS really did do a good job evolving their UI across those releases

I found Vista and 7 to be a bigger step from XP, but not nearly as much as 3.1 to 95.

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