Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Sep 2012 20:44 UTC
Gnome "Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 3.6, the latest version of the popular free desktop, as well as the GNOME developer platform. GNOME 3.6 is the third major update of GNOME 3. It builds on the foundations that we have laid with the previous 3.x releases and offers a greatly enhanced experience. The exciting new features and improvements in this release include a new login experience, integrated input methods, a refresh of the message tray, support for more online accounts, improved accessibility, and many more."
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RE[4]: Problems with Gnome
by allanregistos on Mon 1st Oct 2012 08:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Problems with Gnome"
allanregistos
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"Also why the hell should I have to download some lame-assed extentions from some lame-assed WWW site when they should have built into the software to begin with?


My point is, that Linux users can do really crazy thing to have a scanner, or wifi, or graphics card working. It really needs some skill to properly configure xorg, or ndiswrapper&ifcfg file. And it's okay, always were, since it works. For newcomers it takes hours with mc and various blogs to really make it right.

And now we have official Gnome site with switches, screenshots, basically like AppStore. It's so easy. Than why complain?
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"Also why the hell should I have to download some lame-assed extentions from some lame-assed WWW site when they should have built into the software to begin with?


My point is, that Linux users can do really crazy thing to have a scanner, or wifi, or graphics card working. It really needs some skill to properly configure xorg, or ndiswrapper&ifcfg file. And it's okay, always were, since it works. For newcomers it takes hours with mc and various blogs to really make it right.

And now we have official Gnome site with switches, screenshots, basically like AppStore. It's so easy. Than why complain?
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Look at the bold letters. So Linux desktop's goal is not to win regular users(over 90% of the world's computer users), but fellow geeks from other OSes???

A desktop should be:
1. Usable out of the box(NO HEADACHE)
2. Extensions are optional(NOT A MUST!)
3. Themes, enable look customization out of the box(Think of Windows XP for example)
4. Friendly to Independent developers(More apps, more users)
5. Desktop effects are optional, can be turned off/on.
6. A user can TURN OFF his computer(Obviously the developers are using laptops, won't care how many of us who are using desktops).

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