Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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RE[2]: Lessons learned
by joekiser on Mon 28th Nov 2011 21:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Lessons learned"
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Come on! Gnome 2 looks like s**t compared to Mac OS X and Windows 7. It matters especially to new users. Unity looks great and brings Linux desktop back to the game. People commenting here just fail to think like average and new users.

Gnome 2 looks great with the Nimbus theme and Avant window navigator. I don't see how GTK3 or Unity make this any better, since most major apps still use GTK2. FWIW, Firefox, Chrome, and Flash player are planning to default to GTK2 for the next several years. Even Gimp hasn't been ported yet.

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