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  • #21
    I stopped reading at "GNOME-based"

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    • #22
      Wasnt it the KDE Project who wanted something like this: Providing the technology to build whatever desktop on top of its technology without fragmenting the project?
      Years later the community is at this point, but it is GNOME, not KDE, with desktops like:Ubuntu Shell, Endless Shell, PHOSH, and now COSMIC that are extensions, where every single one of them also contributes to GNOME upstream. It's nice to see the community finally comming together, while still keep an own identity.

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      • #23
        lumks Yeah it’s pretty much economy of scale 101.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by ms178 View Post
          I don't get it what people love about the GNOME desktop [...]
          Different people, different needs. I prefer GNOME because it's ready to use OOTB (it's sane defaults doesn't require two weeks of tinkering before is usable), stays out of the way, is simple, gets job done, is visually pleasing, is boring and yet modern, and way, way less buggy than Plasma. Long story short, GNOME is not perfect, but is the best option for me.

          PS. I was a happy KDE 3 user in my early years on Linux and then a very unhappy KDE 4 user, when I enjoyed wasting my time on never ending tweaking and fixing my desktop.
          Last edited by gedgon; 14 April 2021, 05:54 AM.

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          • #25
            I might give it a spin when available.

            I like how they take user feedback and make it happen, how they try to empower the user in his/her preferred workflow (either keyboard-centric or mouse-centric).
            This is the correct mindset to adopt.

            My main complaints with Gnome 3 have always been 1. Gnome lacks basic options and 2. it is inefficient either with the keyboard or the mouse, and even with both together (although I'm more optimistic with touchpad gestures in Gnome 40). They acknowledge these deficiencies, if from there they can offer something slightly different that try to address these deficiencies, it's worth following up on their endeavor.

            I hope we can deactivate the tiling though. I am not a big fan of horizontal viewing angles. I'd rather avoid contorting my body/head in order to get my eyes in front of the focused window.

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            • #26
              You can’t build a palace on top of a trash heap

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              • #27
                Mez' 100% predictable. A blog post suddenly convinces you to stay on a re-skinned GNOME instead of moving to Lomiri or a similar dead end platform.
                Last edited by 144Hz; 14 April 2021, 07:36 AM.

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                • #28
                  Just curious, how many of the you liked Ubuntu Unity?
                  I am currently using Ubuntu derivative with Unity 7, and I found unity to be superior on my single 21:9 monitor.

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by ThoreauHD View Post
                    Used to use kde before all the weird plasmid things hit, then switched to cinnamon. I don't need popping out things and 4d puzzles. Just want to be able to launch a damn app and move shit around without hunting for it. Perhaps that's what S76's aim is here, which would be welcome.
                    This is exactly why I am still using LXDE. It does everything I need and nothing more. Simple, elegant and fast.

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by ms178 View Post
                      I don't get it what people love about the GNOME desktop
                      I don't think it's the "desktop" specifically, but the applications. There's coherence in the UI design of all of the applications and I generally prefer the gnome ones over the KDE ones from a usability standpoint.

                      Their defaults are garbage though.

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