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Comment: Cinnamon != fallback (Score 1) 194

by slinkp (#39703167) Attached to: MATE Desktop 1.2 Released

Clarification: Cinnamon isn't "the fallback mode," by which I think you mean the thing variously referred to as "GNOME Fallback" or "Gnome Classic"
(I can't keep the terminology straight either, maybe this will help: http://askubuntu.com/questions/83351/which-is-correct-gnome-classic-or-gnome-fallback ).

Cinnamon is like the fallback mode in that it builds on Gnome 3 while attempting to feel familiar to Gnome 2 users. But it's a different codebase worked on by different people (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon_%28user_interface%29)

You are correct that both Cinnamon and "fallback" still lack quite a bit of Gnome 2's functionality. I'm keeping a hopeful eye on Cinnamon, but still running Gnome 2 indefinitely.

Software

+ - Lead Ardour developer laid off

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taybin
taybin writes "The lead developer for Ardour has been notified that at the end of January, Solid State Logic will no longer pay for him to developer Ardour full time. Their sponsorship only lasted 10 months. They had reaffirmed their commitment to the Ardour platform as recently as November in a press release at the AES audio conference. The offical statement from Ardour is here."
OS X

+ - Finally, FUSE on OS X

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Blago
Blago writes "Google has made available the first public release of MacFUSE. For the lazy folks, there is also a precompiled binary version that ships with sshfs, ntfs-3g (r/w), ftpfs (r/w FTP), wdfs, cryptofs, encfs, bindfs, unionfs , and beaglefs. Just download, uncompress and rsync."

It's OK to keep AIMing 305

Posted by timothy
from the dat's-what-u-think-lol dept.
fooby12 writes "According to the Univeristy of Toronto instant messaging does not hurt the grammar of the people who use it. From the article: "With 80% of Canadian teenagers using instant messaging and adopting its unique linguistic shorthand, many teachers and parents are concerned about the medium's potential to corrupt kids' grammar. But instant messaging doesn't deserve its bad reputation as a spoiler of syntax, suggests a new study from the University of Toronto.""

E3 2007 A More 'Targeted' Event 76

Posted by Zonk
from the smaller-is-better dept.
simoniker writes "Following some rampant media speculation over the weekend, the ESA trade organization has released an official statement on the future of the E3 game trade show, revealing that it is not cancelled outright, but is rather 'evolving into a more intimate event focused on targeted, personalized meetings and activities.' E3 2007 will still take place in Los Angeles next year, according to the ESA's Doug Lowenstein, but 'will not feature the large trade show environment of previous years.'" Which is to say, it's not really E3 anymore.

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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