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  • Plymouth Gets Tighter Integration With GDM, X

    Phoronix: Plymouth Gets Tighter Integration With GDM, X

    For about two years now Red Hat has been working on the Plymouth project to replace RHGB with this graphical boot program that leverages kernel mode-setting and other newer Linux innovations to provide a clean, flicker-free boot experience. Over the course of the past few Fedora releases, Plymouth has continued to pickup new features and is also now being used by Mandriva...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Nzc0Ng

  • #2
    GDM, GDM, GDM. All anyone cares about these days is GNOME.

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    • #3
      Nothing wrong with GNOME. All they need to do is fix their damn panels and menu. As is, KDE is a far better desktop, though gtk apps. are for the most part superior to qt ones.

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      • #4
        The only thing wrong with GNOME, as I see it, is the complete and total lack of configurability (at least compared to KDE). Add that, and I will give GNOME another chance.

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        • #5
          And what about KDM? Why are KDE users always left behind?

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          • #6
            GNOME is just as configurable as KDE. The thing is that in KDE it's available from the start (and easily accessible), while in GNOME you usually have to install extra packages or mess around in gconf.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Melcar View Post
              GNOME is just as configurable as KDE. The thing is that in KDE it's available from the start (and easily accessible), while in GNOME you usually have to install extra packages or mess around in gconf.
              True. And that doesn't sound easy for beginners, or does it? So why is then GNOME promoted as "easy to use" desktop in "easy to use" distributions such as Ubuntu?

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              • #8
                Most beginners and average users simply want a desktop they can work on. Not everyone is interested in changing colors or widget styles. For that GNOME does a pretty good job.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by thefirstm View Post
                  GDM, GDM, GDM. All anyone cares about these days is GNOME.
                  congratulations, you got it!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                    Most beginners and average users simply want a desktop they can work on. Not everyone is interested in changing colors or widget styles. For that GNOME does a pretty good job.
                    Nowhere in KDE does it say that you *must* change the settings. If the defaults work for you, then by all means leave them. It is just good to have them there for people who would like to change them.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by thefirstm View Post
                      Nowhere in KDE does it say that you *must* change the settings. If the defaults work for you, then by all means leave them. It is just good to have them there for people who would like to change them.

                      Nowhere in GNOME does it say you *must* change the settings. Point?
                      Most people I noticed tend to fixate themselves on KDE's superior customization options. That really gets you nowhere. There are far more interesting features that KDE has over GNOME in the desktop area.
                      Last edited by Melcar; 11-28-2009, 05:09 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                        Nowhere in GNOME does it say you *must* change the settings. Point?
                        In GNOME, you either are not given the opportunity to change the settings or you must install Gconf and mess around with it. In KDE, all the settings are right there in the Systemsettings program.

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                        • #13
                          Gah, there I am thinking this is kinda cool and then I walk straight into the oldest flame war in the book. Grow up, guys, geez.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Chewi View Post
                            Gah, there I am thinking this is kinda cool and then I walk straight into the oldest flame war in the book. Grow up, guys, geez.
                            Exactly.
                            (ten character limit)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chewi View Post
                              Gah, there I am thinking this is kinda cool and then I walk straight into the oldest flame war in the book. Grow up, guys, geez.
                              Heh, it's impossible to read a Gnome-related discussion without KDE trolls showing up around here.

                              Seriously guys, who the hell gives a damn whether KDE is configurable out of the box? This a news item about Plymouth and GDM for Christ's sake!

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