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    Re: Enough with the mobile stuff...

    Entirely possible, and even probable, but not certain. Equally, 20 years of Linux has proven that the chances of the desktop stuff paying off IS zero, so absolutely no point wasting effort on that,...
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    Re: Why all the Gnome Shell Hate?

    I agree that there are plenty of interesting and potentially-useful extensions, but, like you, I barely use any. I don't find myself lacking any normal OS functions without them. Interestingly, at...
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    Re: Is this why Gnome self-destructed?

    Probably not first, but the first to get those desktop elements out on a widely-accepted scale, such that everyone got used to them. Now, two decades on, everyone can misuse the term "intuitive" :)
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    Re: Why all the Gnome Shell Hate?

    All the extensions, or "plugins", are only necessary to recreate the Gnome 2 experience. Approach with an open mind and stop trying to make Gnome Shell into Gnome 2, and it has what most people need,...
  5. Re: Is Canonical Ltd. Financially Insolvent?

    He has been spamming SlashDot and other sites with requests for donations, so this is just attention-grabbing clickbait. He certainly divides opinion - have a look at the comments after this article...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: New Unity 13.04 file manager is terrible

    Are you sure about all those?

    I'm on 3.8, but I think 3.6 was the same. F3 split pane is gone, definitely, and Reload is indeed under a menu. Preferences is under whatever you call the menu for...
  7. Re: Any chance of a Ubuntu MATE remix coming out?

    You missed an "IMHO" off that. I happily use both. In fact, I don't think I could apply the label "garbage" to any DE or WM.

    If it is of importance to you, on the subject of resource usage, I have...
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    Re: Problem after upgrade to 3.8

    In two paragraphs of the original post, I filtered out the following pertinent surmisal.



    On that basis, then, 3.8 is not ready for use in the future? I'm not interested in the defensive...
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    Re: Wow - ran into catastrophe on Arch - Upgrade to 3.8

    To sum up from my end :) you believe that Gome 3.6 should be the default in future Ubuntu releases, and you have some issues with Cinnamon and AUR, neither of which are present in Ubuntu, and I'm...
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    Re: Wow - ran into catastrophe on Arch - Upgrade to 3.8

    I dismissed your problems because, in your own post, you suggest Cinnamon and AUR were at fault.



    At no point do you state that the re-installed Gnome is not working, just that you dislike it....
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    Re: Wow - ran into catastrophe on Arch - Upgrade to 3.8

    So, in short, Arch's decision to upgrade Gnome from 3.6 to 3.8 broke a third party desktop (Cinnamon). You couldn't boot "likely because of certain installed packages from the AUR" (unsupported...
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    Re: Custom linux?

    Even Arch? ;)

    A source distro is not going to be appropriate for someone who is not even aware how to build their own set-up (and of little practical use to anyone else). Nor is it going to work...
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    Re: Gnome 3

    I've not read the article, and I'm not going to. I gave up with dedoidemo years ago. He is so negative he makes Eyeore from Winnie The Pooh look like Ned Flanders from the Simpsons.

    He's not going...
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    Re: why so much schism?

    Behind the times, I know, but a couple of pages ago....


    I believe that our aims are incompatible, even though I agree with much of what you say. You see, against most of the correspondents here,...
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    Re: why so much schism?

    Well, I am with the OP on this one. Some diversity is a good thing and allows some choice. Too much is just divisive and leads to duplication of effort, and lack of a forward direction. Don't know...
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    Re: why so much schism?

    Indeed. The various modern environments are looking to the future, like it or not. No offence to you, but the only ones who seem to have a problem with this are (in the overall scheme of things) a...
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    Re: why so much schism?

    Well, we have been here before, but, to me, this is simply a matter of preference, not an absolute. Gnome 3 is different to Gnome 2, but not less than it. I have not used Windows 8, but, from what I...
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    Re: why so much schism?

    I think Snowpine has summed it up. I may have got it wrong, but essentially, you just want a GTK3 version of Gnome 2.

    I think Unity and Gnome Shell are providing the unified direction you are...
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    Re: 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    Thanks for the (condescending) advice. It made me read the article and comments a second time, so this time I noticed your connection with it.

    I know we are on a Linux forum, so it is expected...
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    Re: 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    If you haven't got a reliable internet connection, then the solution would be to not buy a Chromebook, but it does not invalidate the concept for everyone else.

    In other news, I don't own a cat,...
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    Re: why so much schism?

    I think I've made it clear in the past that I agree with you in the main about concentrating effort. I don't personally care for Gnome 2, but it is no bad thing to have a continuation of it. Five or...
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    Re: another gnome2 fork, and I like it

    Fair point. I'll leave him alone ;)
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    Re: another gnome2 fork, and I like it

    You really didn't read it properly, did you?
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    Re: yeah, an other gnome2 fork, and i like it

    My quote. In entirety. In context

    Oh, and I use E17 mostly. For which I am very grateful if it avoids this sort of conversation.
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    Re: Arch Linux -- My first week

    The new installation method is an interesting one. The old scripts were dropped simply for lack of a maintainer, not to put anyone off. Not even Arch is that harsh :)

    I upgraded to an SSD on one...
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