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Eight Ways GNOME Could be Improved

Jun 08, 2010, 02:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"The GNOME panels are not normally so bad at first, but I have had instances where my CPU throttling applet would not load right and instead displays a gray box where the applet should otherwise appear. On other occasions, one of the GNOME panels might simply crash and find itself having to automatically restart itself. Not a deal breaking issue per se, but definitely unappealing for most people.

"Now, to be ultimately fair, I should concede that I'm unsure if this is actually a GNOME panel problem or a video driver rendering issue with the various desktops I've witnessed this on. It only happens occasionally, yet I've seen the problem on NVIDIA, ATI and Intel video card-based computers. This leads me to think this may be a GNOME issue based on the findings. But there may very well be a non-Desktop environment issues at hand here. I'm leaning toward thinking it's a GNOME problem, though."

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