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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RE[4]: How many forks do we need?
by ricegf on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How many forks do we need?"
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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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

With one you can buy pre-installed, of course. For home that would be Ubuntu (http://system76.com), for enterprises either Red Hat or Suse (say, http://hp.com).

Too much choice for ya? :-D

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marcus0263 Member since:
2007-06-02

"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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Myself, I've been pretty consistent with Linux Mint since around 2005. Not to mention a large portion of my friends and family I've turned them on to.

Anyway this push from the major players to put us in a Kiosk/phone/tablet interface is biting them in the ass. What works well on a phone/tablet/kiosk sucks on the desktop and it is showing. The Gnome 3 dev's, the crap Unity and not to mention the upcoming Windows 8 "Metro" is nothing but mental masturbation. Clem from Mint is doing an excellent job as with Gnome 3 is the future but he's making it "usable with Cinnamon, hats off to Clem IMO!

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

There are really only a handful to chooce from for the non-techie user.
Why does people think choice is a problem with computers? People make choices like this every day without any problem regarding a multitude of different products and brands and models.

Btw, which one of the aprrox. 5 bazillion different text editors on Windows should I use? All that choice is making my dizzy.

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