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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."

+ - Ramanujan's Deathbed Conjecture Finally Proven->

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jomama717 writes "Another chapter in the fascinating life of Srinivasa Ramanujan appears to be complete:

While on his death bed, the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan cryptically wrote down functions he said came to him in dreams, with a hunch about how they behaved. Now 100 years later, researchers say they've proved he was right.


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Comment: Re:How complete and up-to-date is Ubuntu/ARM? (Score 1) 117

by blackgod (#42052081) Attached to: $250 Chromebook With Ubuntu Linux Is Very Fast

I have two ARM systems at home. One is QNAP TS-110 1-bay Home NAS Server powered by Debian ARM Linux and another one is Raspberry Pi powered by Raspbian(again Debian -> Linux) which serve as XBMC media center application. They are contrast to each other, But mostly I am not disappointed in finding the package due to its ARM nature. I had to compile the source of eGalax touch screen for Raspberry system (it is DIY). I was not able to find dropbox support for ARM system (it is closed source). Except a very few (not show stopper) issues, it is as cool as x86.

Comment: Re:Chinese or Hindi (Score 1) 296

by blackgod (#37306492) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Second Major For a Mechanical Engineer?

In India, at least 15 major languages are there. In most part of India (especially South India where most IT people are there) people don't speak Hindi. Learning Hindi won't be much useful. All educated people here communicate in English, in practical English is the official language.

Comment: to correct the mistakes... (Score 1) 309

by blackgod (#36580664) Attached to: If I could revisit / re-run a chunk of my schooling:

middle school - I was a average student, who needed some tutoring, but it went miserably bad due to drunkard teacher who was responsible for my weak subjects Maths and English (My mother tongue is Tamil). He never took class for us, just beat and treat us like prisoners. I'd re-run correcting all these bad elements :-)

Comment: Re:Poor introduction of open source world to stude (Score 1) 742

by blackgod (#31900406) Attached to: Why Linux Is Not Attracting Young Developers

>This kind of simple overview documents should be enough all modules in kernel will be more helpful for young developers.
Correction: This kind of simple overview documents **for all modules** in kernel will be more helpful for young developers.

Why the Google Chrome Browser 5.0.366.2 dev behaves strange while I am typing in text box? often cursor is absconded :-) :-)

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