"GNOME 1.2 is a good piece of work and their are some
differences that will jump out and slap you in the face. The
icon spacing is different in the "foot" menu on the taskbar. By
default (at least on my system) the pager applet is no longer
"Once you add the pager applet you will soon find out that it no
longer contains a 'tasklist' feature. You have to load a separate
applet for that too. Does anyone care to tell me of how I might be
productive in this environment without the Pager and a tasklist?
"What did impress me was the progress of the so-called "GNOME
Office." GNOME 1.2 comes with the GIMP, Abi Word, Gnumeric and Dia
installed. The other two applications, a personal information
manager and a three-tiered database front end, aren't quite ready
for prime time yet. Abi Word, a word processor that looks almost
like a Windows version of Word is really quite nice...."
"And now to the biggest change: Enlightenment is gone. It is no
longer the default GNOME window manager. And that is a good thing.
The bundlers mention that Enlightenment and GNOME had a lot of the
same features that was confusing new users. So they replaced it
with Sawmill. To please the new users they change from
Enlightenment to Sawmill? Last time I checked, to configure SawMill
to its full potential required that you know LISP! Are we so naive
to think that new users would rather learn LISP than figure out
Enlightenment? I would, but I am a CompSci major and we are
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