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I decided to post a little introduction to myself here: Ask me who I was last March, and I would have had WinBloze 7 Beta on my main computer and would have been part of Micro$uck's test project for WinBloze 7 and would have been excited about it. However, that changed as soon as my network adapter changed and the new one worked with Linux. As soon as I tested the new adapter with Mint (I'd say about a year ago, in July 2009) I began to really value Linux for what it is.

However, I knew about Linux long before that. I started with gOS 2, which was my first distro. I had tried it back in about February 2008. I first learned about Linux back in mid-2007, from an article in PCMag that spanned several pages. I had quite a hard time back then, and Ubuntu Hardy was no different than gOS.

So then what took me so long from knowing about Linux to finally becoming an active user? My house was nothing but Wi-Fi. My mother set a secure wireless network up back then, and I couldn't connect to it because my adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC) wasn't recognized by Linux. I had the patience to continue.

Then, in June 2008, my family got hit by the economic collapse here in the USA: The mortgage on my old house doubled and my family had to leave because of the rate increase. So, we were stuck in a hotel room until my family and I could end up in a new house. That Christmas, I wanted a netbook, and got my wish (the one I'm typing on, an Acer Aspire One AOA110-1545). It came with Linux preinstalled, and I liked it all around.

From then to June 2009, I still had WinBloze on my desktop, as Linux still didn't work with my wireless network adapter. Then, in June 2009 as I said, I got a new wireless network adapter, and in July decided to test it with Linux Mint 7. It worked, even from the Live CD! Now,

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2.91??

Posted 10-08-2010 at 09:08 AM by Kenny_Strawn
Updated 10-08-2010 at 10:41 PM by Kenny_Strawn

After thinking GNOME's next development branch was 2.33, I tried to navigate to its page on live.gnome.org. Upon trying to navigate to that page, I got redirected to this:

http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointNinetyone

What?? Just because it's the dev branch for 3.0 does not mean that they need to make such a jump in the development cycle release number. They were going to make 2.31 the dev branch, and I did NOT see any such jump in the release number; they were going to reserve that for the end. Unfortunately, at GUADEC, they delayed that release for March 2011. Now, they can't turn back; they HAVE to release 3.0 in March 2011 or risk not releasing ANY version at that time or b0rking GNOME.

Of course, I see this as a good thing: now they can't delay the 3.0 release any more. Amen!

And also: Looking at that page revealed that 2.91.0 has already been released! Talk about bleeding edge.

And now because of this Ubuntu MUST use GNOME 3.0 in the Natty Narwhal, as it would be the release Ubuntu 11.04 would be patterned after. Finally!
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    As an update, I found out (thanks to Bugzilla) that Shell 2.91 is also already in the JHBuilds and two bugs have already been submitted for Shell 2.91!

    https://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.c...fication=Other
    Posted 10-08-2010 at 10:39 PM by Kenny_Strawn Kenny_Strawn is offline
 

  



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