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Jack Wallen Likes Gnome 3

I’m not so sure I do.

I ain’t no young whipper-snapper geek here, kids. Us older folks don’t like change. Wallen thinks we need to be getting away from the Win 95 taskbar/icons/Start button paradigm. I don’t. Old farts like me have a saying… “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Wallen contends that the model is broken, though.

Oh of course there will be those that say, “If it isn’t broke…” Well, I am one of those who will first claim that it is, in fact, “broke.” The current desktop that most everyone uses is klunky, kludgy, and ugly. It’s a task bar, and menus, and icons, and blah blah blah…

For the entire article at Tech Republic –> clicky.

Klunky? Kludgy? C’mon… how can anyone say that about my beautiful Slack/Xfce desktop?

Aieee! KDE 3.5 wasn’t broke either. Now KDE 4 is borked <– play on spelling. Cute, huh?

Hey! There’s no Gnome Menu on the panel. There aren’t any app icons on the panel. I can’t find my Nautilus. ARRRRRGH! It looks like a friggin’ iPad. Oh my! I guess this old geek is just going to have to get used to all this new-fangled progress stuff.

Ah… whatever happened to the good old days of Slackware 9.0 with Lynx in the CLI?

I’m outta’ here…

~Eric

Gnome 2.30 Released

The newest version of the popular Linux Desktop Environment/Windows Manager application has been released.

Yesterday, GNOME: The Free Software Desktop Project released its newest version of everyone’s (except those who use KDE) favorite Linux desktop environment. I haven’t had the opportunity to test this baby yet.

I run Gnome in my Debian and Arch Linux installations. I started my Linux Adventure as a Gnomie (not to be confused with Chris P.’s army of gnomes from Lockergnome), but eventually went to KDE. I left KDE and reverted to Gnome, Xfce, and LXDE recently, but that’s for another rant another day.

Gnome has always been a rock-solid stable desktop environment. Let’s hope 2.30 continues in that vein. You can check out the information and screenies on Gnome’s website… click HERE. Have FUN with it!

And by the way, if you’d like to become a Friend of the Gnome Project by giving a bit of much needed monetary support, please do so by clicking HERE.

Until next time…

~Eric