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Gnome "Gnome 3 has received a lot of disapproval of late, from the Gnome foundation being charged with not taking care of its users, or losing mindshare, to Gnome 3 itself being an unusable mess. I've been using Gnome 3 myself for a few months to sort the truth from the fiction, and to try and understand just how the Gnome foundation expects their newest shell to be used. I will end with some thoughts on how Gnome 3 can be improved. The review will require a fairly lengthy preface, however."
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RE[3]: Comment by Sodki
by cyrilleberger on Mon 24th Sep 2012 08:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Sodki"
cyrilleberger
Member since:
2006-02-01

Don't recall seeing the dock and the Aqua interface in OS 9. People did not seem to mind the differences either.


Are you kidding?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MacOS922.png

There is a dock (it was introduced in Mac OS _7_ as the "Launcher"), there is a top window menu, even finder's icon is the same.

And now compare it to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:OS_X_Mountain_Lion_Screenshot.jpg

So yes, for the user "Mac OS 10 is actually Mac OS 9 with prettier Window borders" (btw, Aqua is primarly a GUI theme). Yes, there is a huge difference between OSX and OS9, the Kernel, base systems, APIs and a more modern look, but a OS9 user felt at home right away in OSX, all the GUI elements were rather similar.

Now, as an exercice, try to count how many things are similar between Gnome 2 and 3.

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RE[4]: Comment by Sodki
by aliquis on Mon 24th Sep 2012 09:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Sodki"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

3?

1) There's a bar.
2) GTK
3) Nautilus

?

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RE[4]: Comment by Sodki
by adkilla on Mon 24th Sep 2012 09:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Sodki"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

Nice try, but no, the launcher is not the same as the dock. This is how the launcher functions and looks like in Mac OS 9:
http://www.cbtcafe.com/mactutorials/launcher/launcher.html
The control strip for control panel items, which is in your pic, does nothing like the OS X dock:
http://www.macoptions.com/tips/os/csm.html

The Aqua interface has buttons for application icon, maximise, minimise and close located differently on the titlebar and the removal of window borders. So it is not just a reskin, the placement and behaviour has changed. For example, OS 9 did not support the use of right click menus on the title bar.

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