"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
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