Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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Off Subject a bit
by Lorin on Sun 25th Nov 2012 01:08 UTC
Lorin
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2010-04-06

This is a little off topic but Gnome has decided to bring back the traditional desktop elements due to the overwhelming rejection of their modern UI

Microsoft should take note of that, because they are going to suffer the same backlash and people will look for alternatives.

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RE: Off Subject a bit
by adinas on Sun 25th Nov 2012 09:05 in reply to "Off Subject a bit"
adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

Where did you hear that?

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RE[2]: Off Subject a bit
by skeezix on Mon 26th Nov 2012 19:45 in reply to "RE: Off Subject a bit"
skeezix Member since:
2006-02-06

They're offering it as an option for GNOME 3.8 -- they're dropping fallback mode, which is kinda sad (because it tends to work better inside a virtual machine or on older hardware) but they're bolting a traditionally-shaped desktop into the composited environment for those who want it:

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/gnome-shell-38-to-get-classic-mode.h...

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