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  • #31
    JPFSanders First you claim that “Cannonical stepped in to fix the architectural disaster”. Then you link to some Red Hat dev’s work on input threading. Oops.

    At least try to spell Canonical correctly when you do your self-contradicting low-effort trolling.

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    • #32
      Vistaus CRT screen savers are poison to OLEDs. The organic LEDs get worn down over time so you are reducing total life time. Worst part is that the OLED will likely get uneven wear across screen area and color spectrum. Just shut off the input and let the screen idle. Some OLED screens run special recalibration when idle.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Alexmitter View Post

        Do you use a CRT monitor?

        Because CRTs are the only reason why a screensaver would make sense. Because
        A. CRTs burn in if you show a standing picture, especially if there is a high contrast and
        B. Because they need to warm up if waking up from standby and its not that good for their cathode.

        If you have a LCD or some other modern type of display, gnome behaves right, it just turns off the monitors.
        OLEDs and some TFT (think Apple Retina image retention) do not burn in?

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        • #34
          updated ,-) http://t2sde.org/packages/xscreensaver

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Alexmitter View Post

            Long time Xfce user here, hated Gnome, its design, its CSD headerbars, its philosophy and its people and today I can not believe how stupid I was. I gave myself a challenge to try gnome for a few days in its Wayland session after I got my Radeon and I since have not looked back. Its that good. I never had seen a desktop that was so flexible and hack-able and that really hit a nerve.
            Honestly I find the stock GNOME next to unusable. But once AppIndicator, DING and Dash-to-Dock are installed and the Applications/Places menus and maximise/minimise buttons enabled, it makes a very decent desktop.

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            • #36
              Wait. xscreensaver last release wasn't in 90s? Nice to see it alive and jwz updating it.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by baryluk View Post
                Wait. xscreensaver last release wasn't in 90s? Nice to see it alive and jwz updating it.
                He's been updating it regularly, I downloaded 5.45 in February. But 6.00 with the TTF fonts is so much nicer - the dialog to unlock is a much better size and the saver actually runs behind it (on xfce-4.16 with elogind)

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                • #38
                  Its nice to see XScreenSaver updated. I was just thinking how cool it would be if someone came up with some new Linux Screen savers. Or even updated the older ones. When I first put Skyrocket on my kids watched it for over an hour straight!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by rene View Post

                    OLEDs and some TFT (think Apple Retina image retention) do not burn in?
                    TFT LCDs have image retention, but you have to be incredibly negligent to cause permanent damage. No idea about "Retina" displays because I don't buy Apple trash.

                    OLEDs not only burn in permanently with relative ease, they also wilt, specially the blue color, over time. After a couple of years, if it survives this long, the screen will look like a 20-year old CCFL LCD display.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by JPFSanders View Post

                      Great binary thinking there, truly a marvel of ones and zeroes, your reasoning: "because I do not like Gnome retarded decisions on ergonomic UI design and absurd paradigms of productivity" ergo: "I must want a replica of Windows95 as my desktop."

                      Please let me take off my hat to you.
                      Not only you failed to understand that the fact you don't like GNOME doesn't mean it's bad for everybody but also you failed to notice "/s".

                      Originally posted by JPFSanders View Post
                      Oh nothing there is nothing to fix in Gnome
                      I didn't say that. What I say is that Canonical didn't change GNOME architecture as you described. They made improvements to the existing GNOME architecture. Totally different thing.

                      Originally posted by JPFSanders View Post
                      Perhaps we could be in a much better position, linux desktops (Ubuntu) were making strides 10 years ago into public acceptance when Gnome2 was the de-facto Linux desktop and all of that came to a halt with Gnome 3.x whose fallout still raining today poisoning everything it touches.
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                      Can you prove that in any way? Let's check Linux market share history: GNOME 3 was released in 2011. According to statcounter Linux market share in 2010 was something around 0.8%. According to same stats it's was again 0.8% in 2020. It's basically the same at it was before GNOME 3 introduction. So how GNOME 3 would be responsible for Linux desktop market share? Also why others desktops weren't able to take GNOME position after GNOME 2 was abandoned? If GNOME 3 is so bad then it should be marginalized years ago by "better" desktops.

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