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GNOME 2.26: Fast & Stable, But Light On The New Features

Mar 24, 2009, 07:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

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"Another thing we can count on is GNOME’s simplicity. New features aren’t added for the sole purpose of adding new things, new features are added only as necessary. The KISS mentality of GNOME (keep it simple stupid) used to be refreshing, however I feel that it's starting to hurt more than help, and GNOME 2.26 is showing signs of this.

"When I decided to review GNOME 2.26, I was hoping that there would be a live CD available that I can use, so I could get a look at GNOME untanted by packagers or distributions. When reviewing any desktop environment, not only is it hard to find it untouched, but it can also be hard to differentiate the features added by the developers of the desktop environment itself, and the developers of the distribution that contains it. For this reason, I decided the best course of action would be to install a daily release of Ubuntu Jaunty (which should be out next month) and then to remove the Ubuntu-specific themes."

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