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.
Reminds me of MAME, the arcade emulator. A bunch of us used to hang out on IRC, eagerly awaiting the next release. Now nobody gives a crap
a distant memory from an irrelevant past
Sounds like one half of and extinct relationship trying to rewrite the history of a once full and productive union.
I can’t help but feel you’ve been fully seduced by the phone and mobile OS bubble. I use the word bubble as the current popularity of mobile reminds me of the 90s tech stock bubble – not so much via any intrinsic link – purely the similarity in the weight of expectations based largely on hope than on experience rather than hard numbers and facts.
I think people *want* mobile to become some sort of minority report level information interpreter and life advancement facilitator – jesus even samsung started calling the galaxy line, what was it a ‘life companion’.? mmm.
desktop environments and traditional desktop windowing paradigms have *plenty* of advancement of their own left to do before the minority report, google glass, VR and AR, brain plugin systems gain any real relevance. I think there’s a decade and maybe two of traditional desktop computing left – and that’s just on the personal side. On the business side it’s far longer