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GNOME

Submission + - Linux Mint 12 tries to appeal to users disappointe (linuxmint.com)

gshegosh writes: "The disappointed part of Ubuntu and Gnome user community is quite vocal. Both Unity and Gnome Shell break "compatibility" with user old habits of having window-oriented, customizable desktop environment instead of Apple-style app-oriented, locked one.
There are some that try to hold on to Gnome 2 (there's even a fork) but it will get harder while time passes by and more and more applications use GTK3.
Linux Mint developers have recently revealed that they are working on extensions that will make new Gnome look and feel more traditional way. Will it make disgruntled users happy? Will Mint replace Ubuntu as #1 distribution? I for one am sure going to try it out."

Programming

Submission + - StackOverflow's Programming Language Bias (dodgycoder.net)

AlexDomo writes: Suprisingly, JavaScript came out to be the most "over-represented" language on StackOverflow, by quite a long way at 294%. Could this also be because programming JavaScript is generally quite difficult and will result in people seeking help more often? Following this was C# (which I had expected to be number 1), at 153%. After this, PHP, Ruby and Python were basically fairly balanced at around 100%. The most "under-represented" major language would definitely be C at 11%. Three other major languages which seemed to be a bit under-represented, below 50%, were C++, Java and Objective-C.

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