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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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GNOME Shell: Still not as mature as what the mockups tell about it

Posted 01-29-2011 at 09:56 PM by Kenny_Strawn

I hate it when people say that many of the changes proposed for GNOME Shell are already implemented when really the only mature mockup is the Overview relayout.

What about this mockup? How come the concept of a built-in Shell screen lock isn't reality?

How about this one? When will the shell actually replace GDM (or at least have a login interface that runs on top of it)?

And what about this? When is GNOME Shell ever going to have a built-in on-screen keyboard?

Again: What about this and this? Where are the plans to integrate system dialogs into the shell?

And, finally, what about this? Just when are the GNOME developers going to create something more useful than the boring old pop-down clock and calendar?

Face it, I'm tired of having the news be that GNOME Shell is mature. It's not, at least not according to this. The heart of it may be mature, but many of the proposed features that are supposed to be there aren't. The shell needs to be mature, but really only the desktop part of it is.

Which brings me to this final conclusion: How come the news reports always pass off GNOME Shell as *completely* mature and with no more proposed changes? I'm sorry, these mockups say that's wrong.
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    It's because of things like this that I'm glad I use Xfce.

    (Not trying to slander your post, Kenny, just voicing my opinion )
    Posted 01-29-2011 at 10:56 PM by MrCode MrCode is offline
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    I would rather see an improved pen based input than another on-screen keyboard
    Posted 01-30-2011 at 01:22 PM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Originally Posted by MrCode View Comment
    It's because of things like this that I'm glad I use Xfce.

    (Not trying to slander your post, Kenny, just voicing my opinion )
    Well just what about this do you find offensive?
    Posted 01-30-2011 at 07:00 PM by Kenny_Strawn Kenny_Strawn is offline
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    Maybe it was the mere mention of another window manager existing... some people get touching about their wm of choice... though, probably not as touchy as people with their OS.
    Posted 01-31-2011 at 02:12 PM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn View Comment
    Well just what about this do you find offensive?
    I don't think he found anything offensive, I think he just said he's glad to use another WM so he doesn't have to worry about GNOME's progress.
    Posted 02-13-2011 at 10:53 AM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline


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