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  • GNOME 3.0 Laptop Change Frustrates Some Users

    Phoronix: GNOME 3.0 Laptop Change Frustrates Some Users

    On a GNOME 2.x desktop if you are a laptop owner you can control what happens when you close your laptop's lid from the power management preferences whether to suspend the system or simply blank the screen. With GNOME 3.0, when you close your laptop's lid, the system will suspend and there will be no user-interface for changing this policy. It's a design decision for the GNOME 3.0 desktop...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTA3NA

  • #2
    This is the essence of gnome devs stupidity and the essence of gnome itself.

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    • #3
      Gnome 3 is the biggest failure since KDE 4 on Linux desktop.

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      • #4
        I can understand the point that they are making but thats no good idea, because my netbook perfectly suspends (intel atom system), but I do want to close it without suspending anyway. I like to suspend with the power-button. But on the other hand there is a option to change it so whats the problem, to user-infriendly? yes maybe but donīt make a to big thing of it, if you had to change the source code it would be a bigger problem.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dekomote View Post
          Gnome 3 is the biggest failure since KDE 4 on Linux desktop.
          Ok, I'll bite. What was wrong with bringing KDE to the 21st century?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dekomote View Post
            Gnome 3 is the biggest failure since KDE 4 on Linux desktop.
            Troll go away and use your windows where all is great and where no bugs and perfekt interface is waiting for you

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bug77 View Post
              Ok, I'll bite. What was wrong with bringing KDE to the 21st century?
              It's too glassy/glossy. It's slow with effects on. I am using FOSS radeon driver on ATI 4650 .37 kernel, and it's terribly slow. They are overdoing it with the K. The menu is useless. The plasmoids and the widgets and stuff like that are simply too MUCH! I am a coder and as much as I like the DE to be minimal, I don't want poor file managers and I want some advanced eye-candy. I use Gnome since the first day KDE4 came out and I'm satisfied. Themes look good, it's simple and beautiful. Also, QT apps in Gnome look good. Gtk apps in KDE look bad.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dekomote View Post
                Gnome 3 is the biggest failure since KDE 4 on Linux desktop.
                So by this you mean its a little ruff at first but will go on to be the greatest gui ever?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
                  Troll go away and use your windows where all is great and where no bugs and perfekt interface is waiting for you
                  I am not trolling. I use Linux exclusively, for personal and professional use. I use Gnome2 for a long long time now. But I don't want "netbook efficient" desktop on my 2x24" monitors! I want classic taskbar/desktop/icons/windows

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                  • #10
                    That sounds like an awful decision. I'll be fine as long as there is some gconf-solution or such, but I do think new users will want to change this... Many people use their laptops as their primary computers, with torrents etc. I'm guessing they don't want to keep the laptop open just to be able to finish downloading a movie.

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                    • #11
                      Greatest idea ever! I remember going warwalking with the laptop running in my rucksack, logging GPS-position and access points. Nice of you notice at home that the device has been sleeping all the time (didn't happen to be, I've been using KDE ever since I started using linux).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dekomote View Post
                        It's too glassy/glossy. It's slow with effects on. I am using FOSS radeon driver on ATI 4650 .37 kernel, and it's terribly slow. They are overdoing it with the K. The menu is useless. The plasmoids and the widgets and stuff like that are simply too MUCH! I am a coder and as much as I like the DE to be minimal, I don't want poor file managers and I want some advanced eye-candy. I use Gnome since the first day KDE4 came out and I'm satisfied. Themes look good, it's simple and beautiful. Also, QT apps in Gnome look good. Gtk apps in KDE look bad.
                        If I remember well... KDE4 allows you to install themes and disable specific effects......

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bitiquinho View Post
                          If I remember well... KDE4 allows you to install themes and disable specific effects......
                          Yes but all themes tend to be overdone. too windows 7 Aero.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dekomote View Post
                            I am not trolling. I use Linux exclusively, for personal and professional use. I use Gnome2 for a long long time now. But I don't want "netbook efficient" desktop on my 2x24" monitors! I want classic taskbar/desktop/icons/windows
                            Then use the old panel for gnome 3.0 the panel is still there you donīt are forced to use gnome-shell. And I like a dynamic desktop instead of a static desktop like the old panel/destkop. Good themes will come, make your own css if you dont like the look of it right now. gnome 2.0 did also not look so good as gnome 2.28 do now...

                            Technicaly itīs a genious work. see gnome3.0 as a framwork, as git is like a filesystem. But you can use the gnome 2.28 build or the last build thats coming soon for another half year or even longer. give gnome a bit time. the point why I donīt agree (at least yet) was that kde 4.0 wasnt not even really stable and slow... that you canīt say about gnome 3.0. they come naturaly more features and maybe some design changes but to say itīs a fail because you are not willing to look over your horizon is a bit selfcentric conservative standing which I do not like much.

                            Like when you say to someone linux is free and has no viruses and such stuff, and they say to you but its different so it cant be good, I am used to use windows so nothing else can be good.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dekomote View Post
                              Yes but all themes tend to be overdone. too windows 7 Aero.
                              I think there are good opaque/non-glossy themes for Plasma Desktop:

                              http://kde-look.org/content/show.php...content=124213
                              http://kde-look.org/content/show.php...content=137517

                              and Air itself

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