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GNOME 3.7.2 Kills The GNOME Fallback Mode

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  • F i L
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    Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
    Yes yes yes, and yes. Let's keep braking things. The important is that on one should ever ask why there is no desktop market.
    The question is wrong. It's more correct to ask: why on earth a chaotic mess like linux should ever have success in the desktop market? It can't, by definition.
    With Windows 8 (I believe), there's no "CPU fallback mode" like with Windows 7 and prior. All rendering relies on Directx 11 which, in turn, supports a CPU backend (and DX9/10 modes for legacy hardware)... so your statements are pretty invalid seeing as how the most popular Desktop OS on the market is doing the same thing as Gnome & Unity. It makes a whole lot of sense (from a developers perspective) to remove these "fallback" code paths... LLVM OpenGL backend mean cleaner code, less bugs, and faster DE development.

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  • F i L
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    Originally posted by moilami View Post
    I like these new too. They help GNOME to focus on the new DE instead of maintaining old crap in the form of legacy ?$ 95 redo. People wanting 95 redo can use LXDE XFCE, Enlightenment or a ton of other environments.

    Go GNOME go!
    +1 to this.

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  • elanthis
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    Originally posted by DanL View Post
    If you feel that Linux is a chaotic mess and will always be that way, then why are you on our Linux site annoying us?
    Because Linux is used for a lot more than just the desktop, genius, and hence one can be a core Linux contributor and system expert despite finding OS X or Windows a better desktop experience. Alternatively, one might be a proponent of the Linux desktop and is just dissatisfied that Linux isn't suitable for more people, despite there being no technical reason why it couldn't be, and is hoping to light a fire under the right people's asses so that the failings of Linux as a desktop OS can be corrected rather than continually perpetrated. Or maybe one is just a fan of chaotic messes.

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  • DanL
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    Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
    why on earth a chaotic mess like linux should ever have success in the desktop market? It can't, by definition.
    If you feel that Linux is a chaotic mess and will always be that way, then why are you on our Linux site annoying us?

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  • bulletxt
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    Yes yes yes, and yes. Let's keep braking things. The important is that on one should ever ask why there is no desktop market.
    The question is wrong. It's more correct to ask: why on earth a chaotic mess like linux should ever have success in the desktop market? It can't, by definition.

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  • moilami
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    I like these new too. They help GNOME to focus on the new DE instead of maintaining old crap in the form of legacy ?$ 95 redo. People wanting 95 redo can use LXDE XFCE, Enlightenment or a ton of other environments.

    Go GNOME go!

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