Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Feb 2012 23:23 UTC
Gnome "One of the things that the GNOME design crew have been focusing on recently is creating a new approach to application design for GNOME 3. We want GNOME applications to be thoroughly modern, and we want them to be attractive and a delight to use. That means that we have to do application design differently to how we've done it in the past."
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"Modern"
by Treza on Sun 12th Feb 2012 23:39 UTC
Treza
Member since:
2006-01-11

"thoroughly modern"

There are few words that sound more evasive and dubious than "modern"

Is it a way to tell that they will follow the current trends set by others ?
Modern like in Chaplin's "modern times"? The global society that started more than 100 years ago ?

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RE: "Modern"
by zima on Mon 13th Feb 2012 00:45 in reply to ""Modern""
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

So I'm here thinking - maybe they mean outright modernism?

But... what would that mean for GUI? With that question in mind, I decide to check what tends to be a fairly decent and approachable reflection of accepted, status quo sentiments about many topics: I go to "Modernism" Wiki article.

And right there, at the top (supposedly most representative) I see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hans_Hofmann%27s_painting_~*~... ...wait a minute, that's MS Metro! ;)

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RE: "Modern"
by Dasher42 on Mon 13th Feb 2012 18:49 in reply to ""Modern""
Dasher42 Member since:
2007-04-05

You're absolutely right. I want a post-modern desktop.

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