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    bkor
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  • bkor
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    Originally posted by diriel View Post
    I really wish the Gnome haters and the Gnome Whiners would give it a break already
    The reason is the inaccurate articles. Phoronix should start reporting more accurately and stop with the bashing. And with reporting I mean do actual research and ask questions. At the moment this site is like Fox News.

    Even this article, people partly involved in Debian are responding on their own to the most recent inaccurate article and saying e.g. "It was changed in the git but it wasn't actually released yet. Several GNOME packages have already been rebuilt with xz compression to make the binaries small enough to fit on the CD.", followed by "Switching the default desktop would be controversial and there's a lot of inertia behind GNOME.".

    Seems to be someone is using a big stick over the heads of the Debian GNOME packagers to ensure they fix the issues asap.

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  • diriel
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    Razor-QT

    I am subscribed to the Razor-QT mailing list.

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  • 1c3d0g
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    LXDE is pretty awesome IMO (currently using it, so far so good). Then again, if you need more features, Cinnamon would be the desktop to beat (if you want to stick to GTK3+).

    On the Qt side, I'm looking forward to what Razor-qt has to offer, as it looks very similar to LXDE, yet it's Qt through-and-through. If they make it as stable as LXDE, I'm a convert.

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  • diriel
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    LXDE is cool...

    I used LXDE for a while, it works pretty good. A little sparse at times, but that is a selling point really.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    @Hamish Wilson
    Last time I tried XFCE, it offered the worst customization of any DE I've tried, however, that was maybe 3 years ago, so I'm sure it has significantly improved since. I am interested in trying XFCE again, although I don't see it likely replacing my LXDE and KDE setups.
    Xfce has really improved in that time. However, to be fair, so has LXDE.

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  • DanL
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  • DanL
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    Originally posted by bug! View Post
    This news is BS. This commit is not in wheezy, only in unstable.
    That's how Debian works... It will filter through to wheezy in about two weeks unless there are issues.

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  • Geopirate
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    ...xfce

    This thread is a bit of an overreaction. Current XFCE is very much like 2 years ago gnome 2. The 4.8 release made it a lot more like gnome2 when gnome dropped it, then 4.10 was mostly polish.

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  • funkSTAR
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  • funkSTAR
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    Originally posted by diriel View Post
    can't we all just get along?
    Sure. Then let these crazy discussions stop. Im looking forward the first GNOME-related discussion which doesnt end up dying in "blahblah GNOME is dying because it is a touch interface".

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  • diriel
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  • diriel
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    Gnome Zealots ...

    Wow! Did not take long for the abused and angry Gnome Zealot Defenders / Apologizers to jump right in and start whining! I have tried every major version of Gnome 3 and I just do not "get it" for desktop operation. Now interface wise for a tablet I can see it being ok. Thing is, it may be a little heavy for tablets. KDE is trying hard to "get it's mojo" back, but that too is an uphill battle. XFCE is a genuinely good alternative mid-road solution for a lot of use cases.

    I really wish the Gnome haters and the Gnome Whiners would give it a break already! If you like Gnome3 GREAT !!!!!!! USE IT!!!!! .... If you do not care for it, Use Something Else! Personally I do not really care for Gnome3 all that much. Do not really care for Unity either (desktop usage!). XFCE 4.10 has made some solid progress and these days works reasonably well for general desktop usage. There are those of us who still care for *GENERAL* DESKTOP* USAGE* !!!! .... you know...mouse ... keyboard.... monitor...tower ...and 2 browsers open, OOO open for writer and Calc, a terminal open, Xchat open, and some solitaire open just for grins....

    All this Gnome3 hatred from both sides... can't we all just get along?

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  • AJSB
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    Any big surface (the ones that sell groceries, car products, house lights, even shoes) here sell both CDR and DVDR.......it's where i buy them ....much cheaper than in a PC hardware store.

    (Sorry about bad English)

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