[blfs-support] Latest news in GNOME world
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 14:51:48 PST 2012
Armin K. wrote:
> As someone said, GNOME isn't a desktop, it is a research project.
> I wasn't using KDE till this year, but it seems that they are going and
> still go in correct direction - listening to the users (at least up to
> some point).
> And as I've read somewhere, GNOME 3.10 or 3.12 might actualy become
> GNOME 4 and it will be used for GNOME OS - an operating system mostly
> for touch devices.
Perhaps we are a pivot point in the PC computing field. All the touch
stuff in phones and tablets is the 'in' thing but, in my opinion, the
touch stuff is for someone who is only interested in reading email and
web pages or watching videos. The finger is a terrible input device.
It's slow and clumsy. It looks cool, but it's very limited.
On the other hand, the typical workstation does what most people want
for work: spreadsheets, composing emails, programming, etc as well as
everything else the phones and tablets do. It really doesn't need a lot
of design changes. The only real changes needed are incremental; at
least until we get to real artificial intelligence.
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