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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RE[4]: no real alternates
by potential on Fri 10th Aug 2012 09:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: no real alternates"
potential
Member since:
2012-08-10

I completely agree with what you are saying.

Unfortunately, this is not going to happen. The KDE developers have made it clear that certain decisions are there way, or the highway.

Example: The absolute insistence of making the "cashew" impossible to hide or remove shows very clearly that they are completely out of touch with what their own users want. It's their way of saying "We know better, accept it or p### off".

For this very reason, I choose not to use KDE anymore.

The sad irony is, KDE is the closest thing the open source world has to a great desktop. Year after year, they continue to shoot themselves in both feet.

With the help of an actual designer, and a complete willingness from the developers to fix the problems that have been raised for years now, KDE could be great again.

Sadly, we all know, this is never going to happen, too many egos will be hurt in the process.

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RE[5]: no real alternates
by Nth_Man on Fri 10th Aug 2012 13:21 in reply to "RE[4]: no real alternates"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Example: The absolute insistence of making the "cashew" impossible to hide or remove shows very clearly that they are completely out of touch with what their own users want.

Impossible? In this moment I don't see the cashew in my desktop. What have I done?
1) make sure that the widgets are unlocked.
2) move the "corner cashew" until is "under" the main panel.
3) lock the widgets.

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

At one point there was an official plasma widget that just hid the cashew. I never tried it. The cashew is my friend, it watches over my work and instills it with nutty goodness whilst absorbing any irritating toxic oils.

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RE[6]: no real alternates
by Nth_Man on Sun 12th Aug 2012 09:12 in reply to "RE[5]: no real alternates"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

At one point there was an official plasma widget that just hid the cashew.

There's no need of it :-)
http://www.osnews.com/thread?530570

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