Linked by Anonymous on Wed 21st Dec 2011 23:38 UTC
Gnome "Clement Lefebvre, the Linux Mint founder, has started working on a GNOME Shell fork called Cinnamon, which tries to offer a layout similar to GNOME 2, with emphasis on 'making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience'. Among the features that we'll probably see in Cinnamon are GNOME2-like notifications and systray icons, option to change the panel position and other panel options like autohide, etc. Some of these features are already available through Mint GNOME Shell Extensions (MGSE), but their functionality is pretty limited."
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WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

It's good to have options;


To a point, anyway. Gnome (and the whole Linux landscape in general) has more forks than a cookware factory. As an end user, even IF I were interested in trying any of this stuff out, I wouldn't even know where to begin.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

WorknMan,

"To a point, anyway. Gnome (and the whole Linux landscape in general) has more forks than a cookware factory. As an end user, even IF I were interested in trying any of this stuff out, I wouldn't even know where to begin."

Perhaps, but from the sounds of it, this is the fork most of us will want when it's ready because the upgrade doesn't aim at throwing away simple proven useful features.

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

If you're a normal person rather than a geek, you start where all the *other* normal people start - with a *product*.

Only us technophiles are paying attention to the roiling changes that have resulted from the mobile explosion.

But it'll shake out in the end, just as the WIMP revolution did.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If you're a normal person rather than a geek, you start where all the *other* normal people start - with a *product*.


And which one of the 300 products would one start with ? ;)

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

If you're very lazy, that's a good argument.
If you're just not interested, that's a good argument
If you're not internet saavy enough to brose to google.com or wikipedia, that's a good argument.

But saying that its too difficult to learn more about linux because the whole linux landscape is too confusing to begin learning about it, that's not a good argument.

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ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

If you're very lazy, that's a good argument.
If you're just not interested, that's a good argument
If you're not internet saavy enough to brose to google.com or wikipedia, that's a good argument.

But saying that its too difficult to learn more about linux because the whole linux landscape is too confusing to begin learning about it, that's not a good argument.

Generally speaking, learning how to use an OS should never require reading a manual. If it does, the design team made some mistakes. People, rightfully so, expect computers to be simple and easy to use. What they don't expect is to have to conduct research on how to use it.

Whether the problem with Linux is a learning curve, a cheap feel, instability, bug-ridden software/drivers, or whatever else... the point is that Linux sure as hell isn't without it's problem. Anyone who thinks otherwise has their head in the clouds.

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