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 Icaria on Thu 7th Apr 2011 08:40 UTC 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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RE[7]: Sigh...
by Icaria on Thu 7th Apr 2011 10:02 in reply to "RE[6]: Sigh..."
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

You have a very incorrect definition of the word radical.
And you haven't demonstrated that my usage was incorrect; you've merely defined radical, good for you.

or of the massive fundamental changes being attempted with Gnome Shell
Right. They're introducing hardware accelerated compositing... or was that Vista. They've bumped the toolkit up a notch... oh, wait, Vista. They've shaken up the main menu and added search... like Vista did. They've fucked with the directory hierarchy in an effort to bring more robust database-like functionality to the desktop, like Vista (and taken further with 7). They've made invasive changes to the way applications look and behave, Vista. They've made major changes to the configuration dialogues, like Vista. They only thing they've done which is particularly unique was shake up users' work flows but then Win 7 was hot on Vista's heels to do that, too.

...approach the changes in OS X...or Unity
You're taking the piss, right?

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