Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 22:29 UTC
Gnome The future of GNOME - an interesting subject. GNOME 3 has been out and about for a while, and it hasn't exactly been a smashing success. One of the efforts to take GNOME to the next level is what the team refers to as GNOME OS - but in reality, it's a set of improvements to GNOME that are just as interesting to GNOME-the-desktop-environment.
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no real alternates
by stabbyjones on Wed 8th Aug 2012 23:27 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

I just installed XFCE 4.8 and razor-qt 0.4.1 to play around in last night.

I really enjoying these smaller DE's but still miss the completeness that gnome offers. It feels safer knowing that GNOME has the complete application/applet/background processes under control.

What surprised me was that in spite of me not liking KDE, razor-qt is awesome! It's a young project but it's simple and to the point, any QT fans should check it out.

I will probably always default to GNOME because I've never really had any problems with it but if there's one thing GNOME needs, it's that GNOME OS / KDE SC direction.

Too many arbitrary changes occur out of nowhere for no real reason other than personal preference.

Edited 2012-08-08 23:30 UTC

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RE: no real alternates
by joekiser on Thu 9th Aug 2012 01:37 in reply to "no real alternates"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

KDE is awesome, I am running it on an X120e with no problems. Classic taskbar/menu setup, but also has the Gnome-shell style expose feature when you throw the mouse to the top left corner of the screen.

There already was a Gnome OS, it was the standard desktop on UNIX-like systems for almost a decade. It was designed based on millions of dollars of UI research paid for by Sun Microsystems and Ximian, used in enterprise operating systems like RHEL and Solaris, and desktop systems like Ubuntu. It was replaced by a toy shell.

I hope Canonical or RedHat or somebody big buys Qt and standardizes on a modified KDE. KDE is almost there, but it needs polish. It lacks consistency and sane default settings, kind of like what Gnome was before Ximian came along. I can't see Gnome-shell replacing the old Gnome 2.x in enterprise environments, and it doesn't seem that the developers even want that to happen.

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RE[2]: no real alternates
by Laurence on Thu 9th Aug 2012 11:10 in reply to "RE: no real alternates"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

What's wrong with KDE at the moment? Most of the defaults seem alright to me but you weren't clear on which settings specifically you don't like so I might be missing your point

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RE: no real alternates
by tuma324 on Fri 10th Aug 2012 11:16 in reply to "no real alternates"
tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

You mean "Qt".

Qt == Qt
QT == QuickTime

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RE: no real alternates
by zima on Sat 11th Aug 2012 20:33 in reply to "no real alternates"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I just installed XFCE 4.8 and razor-qt 0.4.1 to play around in last night.
I really enjoying these smaller DE's [...] razor-qt is awesome! It's a young project but it's simple and to the point

You might also check out LXDE, similar to razor-qt and at the same time much more mature (razor-qt basically seems like a "hey, let's do something like LXDE but on Qt" kind of thing); enough to have its own (L)Ubuntu.

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