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GNOME 3.8 Released Featuring New "Classic" Mode 267

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the extend-freely dept.
Hot on the heels of the Gtk+ 3.8 release comes GNOME 3.8. There are a few general UI improvements, but the highlight for many is the new Classic mode that replaces fallback. Instead of using code based on the old GNOME panel, Classic emulates the feel of GNOME 2 through Shell extensions (just like Linux Mint's Cinnamon interface). From the release notes: "Classic mode is a new feature for those people who prefer a more traditional desktop experience. Built entirely from GNOME 3 technologies, it adds a number of features such as an application menu, a places menu and a window switcher along the bottom of the screen. Each of these features can be used individually or in combination with other GNOME extensions."

Comment: Deep Freeze: (Score 0) 418

by VXneko (#43086821) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Best To Set Up a Parent's PC?

Give Deep Freeze a try. It may not be a 100% match for your issue but it does wonders on public computers.

Set up the PC, install apps and customize it. Once the PC is ready to go, install Deep Freeze.

Use whatever browser you want. Install whatever you want. Get a virus or really mess things up. Reboot and it's back to square one.

It also has the ability to set folders aside that are not frozen. You can store pictures and other documents in that as the changes to those folders are immune to the freeze.

I'm just a satisfied user: I have nothing to do with the developers. I only have to check on the public workstations if there are hardware issues or major updates to browsers or other apps. It sure beats reinstalling those public workstations every few months because of caked on spyware and viruses.

Comment: Quality time with your son: (Score 0) 503

by VXneko (#41721789) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Securing a Windows Laptop, For the Windows Newbie?
I've read a lot of good, interesting posts. You should let him break things a few times so that he can be familiar with the reinstalls: it is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to fix things on your own. Also, you can set aside some time to go over things together. I've always fixed things for my dad when it came to tech related issues... so I can only imagine what it would have been like, had my dad sat down with me with some floppies and gone over DOS commands back in the day...

A bug in the code is worth two in the documentation.