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

Completely disagree.

Linux is easy. A five year old can do it. And I don't mean that metaphorically, I mean I gave a five year old a cd and told him to install fedora on the computer then go to cnn.com and he did it. Without further instruction. Its a slight cheat as I knew the computer's hardware was compatible in advance, but still --a honest to goodness five year old.

What I was responding to was that some one was claiming that there are so many options that one couldn't really learn how linux works. Which is a different question entirely. There is such a wealth of information out there that its absurd. You cannot learn how Mac, Windows, or any other closed source operating system works as well as you can with a Linux based system.

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