Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Mar 2014 00:00 UTC

Major new features for this release include a significant update to the experience for finding and installing applications, as well as major facelifts for the Videos and gedit applications. Those who have high resolution displays will benefit from greater support, and users will experience better start up times as well as more efficient resource usage. They will also be able to quickly organize their applications with the new application folders feature.

I remember a time when GNOME and KDE releases were big deals here. Feels like eons ago, a distant memory from an irrelevant past.

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What to do?
by Dasher42 on Thu 27th Mar 2014 14:19 UTC
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I hate to be rude about the work of amazing open source programmers, yet sometimes I feel that the rush to tablets has people forgetting the power users and their workstations.

I feel software should be engineered elegantly and robustly inside and out. I think that Gnome gets the actual end user experience more right than wrong, but any environment that doesn't let me customize keyboard shortcuts and behavior to suit my muscle memory can really go get stuffed. I didn't build up my skills to just wrap them around the latest UI fad.

So, I wind up using Unity because I can then grab compizconfig settings manager and get the keyboard shortcuts I want and almost - almost! have the composited desktop environment I want, except when it's not. Then I try KDE and find its UI a Windows-aping mess. Not that Redmond or Cupertino have done me any favors lately, either, not that I'm going to trust a closed source OS with my serious work anyway.

I'd love to see some clean engineering under the hood like QT affords and customization-friendly polish on top too - anyone? Does anyone have users like me in mind anymore? Hawaii desktop perchance?

Screw tablets! 104 keys and triple screens for life!

Edited 2014-03-27 14:27 UTC

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RE: What to do?
by diegoviola on Sat 29th Mar 2014 21:38 in reply to "What to do?"
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QT means QuickTime.

Get it right.

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