Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2011 19:31 UTC, submitted by Hiev
Gnome GNOME 3.2 has been released. It's basically a collection of relatively small updates, improvements, and bug fixes. As whole, it's a pretty big upgrade, but there's nothing really that stands out to me - probably because I don't use GNOME3 myself so I really have no idea where it's lacking (if at all). Any GNOME3 users care to shine a light on this one?
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RE: Fork of GNOME 3
by cmost on Fri 30th Sep 2011 02:28 UTC in reply to "Fork of GNOME 3"
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

"KDE on the other hand, "gives" a thousand cards of usability. Dealing with KDE is like going through a double pack of cards, it is so much to configure and to tweak, plainly overwhelming upon users. I know, if you can spend 5 hours tweaking every KDE setting to your liking, to be productive, fine."

It doesn't take five hours to tweak KDE. For one, KDE retains the "traditional" desktop paradigm of a taskbar, desktop, and desktop icons. Moreover, window controls remain on the right and taskbar applets are in the tray, where they belong. I would argue that a user spends far less time "tweaking" KDE than they would getting to grips with the massive changes present in Gnome 3 or Unity. Further, KDE while offering myriad customizations options, at least recognizes that control of the desktop is up to users, not developers. Gnome and Canonical seem to regard users as too stupid to know what they need and so make decisions for users. I for one dislike "users are idiots" mentality and prefer to set things the way I want them; not the way the developers *think* I want them (and then hide away the controls I need to make the changes I want.)

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RE[2]: Fork of GNOME 3
by sdeber on Fri 30th Sep 2011 09:38 in reply to "RE: Fork of GNOME 3"
sdeber Member since:
2005-07-06

You are absolutely right!!! KDE gives users to the power to customize it, but it does not force the user to customize it both in theory and IN PRACTICE. Does anyone think the default KDE configuration of your distribution is so bad that you are practically forced to spend a lot of time to re-adjust it?

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