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[4]: Sigh...
by BluenoseJake on Wed 6th Apr 2011 21:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sigh..."
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

the NT4-->XP-->Vista/7 ui changes were not that drastic, not near as Gnome 2.x to Gnome 3, and to suggest otherwise is just trolling.

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RE[5]: Sigh...
by Icaria on Thu 7th Apr 2011 08:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Sigh..."
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

XP-Vista gave you a whole new HIG, 500 new widgets, a reworked graphical stack and a tonne of more obscure functionality and options. That's not necessarily a bad thing (although I have my complaints) but it was a radical departure, nonetheless.

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RE[6]: Sigh...
by BluenoseJake on Thu 7th Apr 2011 09:16 in reply to "RE[5]: Sigh..."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

You have a very incorrect definition of the word radical. This is the first 2 definitions from dictionary.com:

rad·i·cal
   [rad-i-kuhl] Show IPA
–adjective
1.
of or going to the root or origin; fundamental: a radical difference.
2.
thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms: a radical change in the policy of a company.

The changes in the Windows UI, over the years, do not meet this definition. The fundamental UI paradigm in Windows has not changed since Windows 95. None of the changes in Windows approach the changes in OS X, or of the massive fundamental changes being attempted with Gnome Shell or Unity.

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