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Comment Re:Don't really like where "Desktop Linux" is head (Score 4, Insightful) 121 121

The biggest problem I see isn't the radical design change of Gnome 3 or Unit, but the lack of customization. We once criticized Windows for being fairly rigid in that matter, but Windows now looks in comparison to these new desktop a tweaker's dream. Someting I thought I would never say.

So, in a way I would have to agree they suck at the moment, but I hope the project leaders will come to their senses and realize people like to be able to customize their desktops to some degree.

Comment Re:Because what is the alternative? (Score 0) 468 468

I find it hard to view Unity as cutting edge when it uses the old gtk2 instead of gtk3. Its really a new wrapper for a old base. It's like a homeowner that paints his house purple and moves all his doorknobs to the hinge side to stand out from his neighbors. It's the same house, but now it's an eyesore and annoying to get into.

Comment Re:Good Lord (Score 1) 176 176

Sadly, it's new on most tech pages now days. With the influx of non geek people onto the internet, the bewoulf clusters stories, kernel compiling optimisation tips and motherboard tests are being replaced by rumours about shiny things. I just never thought I would see Slashdot doing it.
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OpenSUSE 11.3 Is Here 156 156

lukehashj writes "The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the release of the latest incarnation of openSUSE, with support for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. OpenSUSE 11.3 is packed with new features and updates including SpiderOak to sync your files across the Internet for free, Rosegarden for free editing of your audio files, improved indexing with Tracker, and updates to Mozilla Firefox, and Thunderbird."

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?