Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

Invigorating GNOME

Jun 12, 2008, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jono Bacon)

"There has been some discussion recently about the future of GNOME. I have seen this blogged on Planet GNOME, on the LugRadio Forums, discussed in corridors and elsewhere. Although I am an ardent supporter and fanboy around GNOME, and I love the desktop for its simplicity and elegance… GNOME has become the software equivalent of my dad's comfortable trousers--predictable and reliable, but has ceased to be exciting and innovative in new, innovative, visual, inspirational ways. I accept this metaphor only partially applies to the aforementioned father's trousers. This is not to say that GNOME is not innovating-- GNOME is filled to the brim with tiny little niceties, but it seems that the time for tiny little niceties needs to give way to a new, exciting vision that takes into account the changes since GNOME 2.0 in the online and offline world, in interaction, social networking and the typical things people do with computers..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: