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  • Gnome 2.16.0

    Not only is today Labor Day here in the US, but it's also check-in day for the GNOME v2.16.0 packages Only two days left for GNOME 2.16.0 final!
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    For the GNOME-noobies like myself, what does the new version bring to the table? I mean major features, not minor. Or is it primarily bug fixes?

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    • #3
      Plenty of new user-visible changes.

      Some of the changes: http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointFifteen/ReleaseNotes

      Some random things...

      ~ Evolution greatly improved
      ~ Metacity improvements when compiled with compositor enabled
      ~ Yelp (Help) improvements with searching and such
      ~ Power manager improvements
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        GNOME 2.16 release notes are up @ http://www.gnome.org/start/2.16/notes/C/

        For those that aren't GNOME-addicts, here is some interesting details:

        eye-candy @ http://www.gnome.org/start/2.16/note...frontpage.html

        feature enhancements @ http://www.gnome.org/start/2.16/notes/C/rnfeatures.html
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Ok, well I tried GNOME 2.14 the other day, and I can't really say I enjoy it like I hoped I would. Is there a chance 2.16 would at all change my opinion?

          I am sure I could get more used to GNOME if I did a lot more customization, so I am not trying to disregard it entirely, hehe.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rob Williams View Post
            Ok, well I tried GNOME 2.14 the other day, and I can't really say I enjoy it like I hoped I would. Is there a chance 2.16 would at all change my opinion?

            I am sure I could get more used to GNOME if I did a lot more customization, so I am not trying to disregard it entirely, hehe.
            Well, what exactly didn't you enjoy?
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Ars Technica has posted their GNOME 2.16.0 review @ http://arstechnica.com/articles/colu...x-20060905.ars
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Well, it just seems to me that it lacks a lot of the customization KDE has. Don't get me wrong, I could have missing packages or something, I don't know. The only GNOME I am using right now is with SLED, and that's hacked to high heavens.

                I think it's just that I've become so used to KDE... it's feature packed. I am not usually a fan of bloat, but a lot of the features in the control center I will actually use at some point or another.

                Meh, I'll try it again soon.

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