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Re: GNOME 3.0 on a Live CD - New Release

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____/ Sinister Midget on Friday 26 Aug 2011 12:25 : \____

> On 2011-08-26, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> ____/ Sinister Midget on Friday 26 Aug 2011 04:22 : \____
>>> On 2011-08-25, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>>> ____/ Sinister Midget on Thursday 25 Aug 2011 12:15 : \____
>>>>> On 2011-08-24, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>>>>> GNOME 3.0 Live image release 1.5.0 available
>>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>>>| I just push a new GNOME 3.0 live image labelled as 1.5.0 (yes, I
>>>>>>| forgot to push 1.4.0 after I built it, so we are at 1.5.0 now ;)
>>>>>> `----
>>>>>> http://blog.crozat.net/2011/08/gnome-30-live-image-release-150.html
>>>>> I'm going to try that to see if the hubbub over the changes made in
>>>>> version 3 is warranted. I don't expect I'll become a user of it either
>>>>> way, but it's always nice to see what's happening.
>>>> GNOME 2.30 was surprisingly good when I last used it for a week. How bad
>>>> can GNOME Shell possibly be?p
>>> I didn't spend much time on it. I'll play some more later. So far it
>>> reminds me too much of the latest Ubuntu (which I don't like) and all
>>> of the netbook-launcher things that I avoid and/or uninstall.
>>> I'll play some more another time. Maybe it will grow on me a little,
>>> but probably not. I really don't like windows that take over the whole
>>> desktop and huge icons staring at me on the desktop in place of a menu
>>> on the side. But there may be some customizations that will make it
>>> less annoying/more useful.
>> Menus don't matter much. It's the applications that count. You can launch
>> those with keyboard accelerators.
> I don't disagree with that. But having a menu is good for less used
> things that you may never remember the keystrokes for. Still, with a
> menu or without, its the whole launcher look I don't care for. That
> idea works OK on a tablet or phone. But it's too confining on a desktop
> or netbook.
> For my tastes, anyway. Certainly someone likes the launchers or they
> wouldn't still be upgraded and refined.

Window management is another important aspect. File management (like
the desktop) usually can be treated as an application. To launch applications
(people use very few ones repeatedly) they can use something crude.

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