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  • Budgie: A Lightweight, Chrome OS Inspired, GNOME-Aligned Desktop

    Phoronix: Budgie: A Lightweight, Chrome OS Inspired, GNOME-Aligned Desktop

    The latest new open-source Linux desktop initiative is Budgie, a desktop focused on simplicity. The Budgie desktop is now undergoing possible review for inclusion into Fedora...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTg1NTU

  • #2
    Isn't this the desktop that the guy that was behind Solus OS was hired to develop? I'm sure he's probably the main developer of the distribution, too.

    I honestly like what I've seen and I'm looking forward to seeing how this will mature.

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    • #3
      Assuming this will be wayland compatible, I may consider switching my laptop's XFCE setup to this. XFCE is really starting to get left behind and I'd like to ditch GTK2. GNOME3 and KDE are a little too heavy (IMO) for a laptop, Enlightenment and LXQt seem too incomplete, and weston is more of a demo window manager than a regular desktop environment.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
        Assuming this will be wayland compatible, I may consider switching my laptop's XFCE setup to this. XFCE is really starting to get left behind and I'd like to ditch GTK2. GNOME3 and KDE are a little too heavy (IMO) for a laptop, Enlightenment and LXQt seem too incomplete, and weston is more of a demo window manager than a regular desktop environment.
        It isn't yet Wayland compatible but it is definitely on the to do list.

        Originally posted by Ouroboros
        Assuming this will be wayland compatible, I may consider switching my laptop's XFCE setup to this. XFCE is really starting to get left behind and I'd like to ditch GTK2. GNOME3 and KDE are a little too heavy (IMO) for a laptop, Enlightenment and LXQt seem too incomplete, and weston is more of a demo window manager than a regular desktop environment.
        It is made by Ikey but he wasn't "hired" to make it, he created Evolve OS and Budgie DE in his own free time.

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        • #5
          I would really love to see desktops not using landscape art wallpapers because that does not tell you anything about functionality while hugely influencing the decision making process (which imho is bad)

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          • #6
            Finally, a not-fork project.
            gnome-shell is a plugin for mutter
            If you dont like look'n'feel of shell, you just make anoter shell, like budgie, not fork like cinnamon =)

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            • #7
              I wish Linux "designers" stopped photocopying designs and become a little more imaginative. Besides Shell, Unity and to some extent, Pantheon, everything is a bad copy of the Windows world (or a copy of the copy, like in this case, being Chrome a boring copy of the Windows design).

              The designer is full of himself and won't even allow criticism like this in his blog.

              Oh, and before the classic excuse chimes in: be inspired by a design is one thing, blatantly copying it is another.

              The most boring side of Linux, by far.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Aleve Sicofante View Post
                I wish Linux "designers" stopped photocopying designs and become a little more imaginative. Besides Shell, Unity and to some extent, Pantheon, everything is a bad copy of the Windows world (or a copy of the copy, like in this case, being Chrome a boring copy of the Windows design).

                The designer is full of himself and won't even allow criticism like this in his blog.

                Oh, and before the classic excuse chimes in: be inspired by a design is one thing, blatantly copying it is another.

                The most boring side of Linux, by far.
                AFAIK they're open to ideas...

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                • #9
                  "I wish stop do make a new distro for each program fork."


                  I will write to Santa

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Aleve Sicofante View Post
                    I wish Linux "designers" stopped photocopying designs and become a little more imaginative. Besides Shell, Unity and to some extent, Pantheon, everything is a bad copy of the Windows world (or a copy of the copy, like in this case, being Chrome a boring copy of the Windows design).

                    The designer is full of himself and won't even allow criticism like this in his blog.

                    Oh, and before the classic excuse chimes in: be inspired by a design is one thing, blatantly copying it is another.

                    The most boring side of Linux, by far.
                    i think you'll find windows is the bad copy, at least know your history if your going to bleat like this.

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