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really? personally I find it horrid. No customization, requires 3rd party software to do anything, doesn't even have workspaces, etc.
I'm talking about the GUI, not the OS. As I stated categorically; taskbars, start menu, etc.
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really? personally I find it horrid. No customization, requires 3rd party software to do anything, doesn't even have workspaces, etc.
I'm talking about the GUI, not the OS. As I stated categorically; taskbars, start menu, etc.

That's also what I'm talking about- the GUI offers limited customization, requires 3rd party software like rainmeter to do anything, and doesn't have workspaces without 3rd party software.
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That's also what I'm talking about- the GUI offers limited customization, requires 3rd party software like rainmeter to do anything, and doesn't have workspaces without 3rd party software.

You're not really listening to what I'm saying; Additional workspaces are an operational thing rather than the way the widgets are presented. Customisation is a preferences thing, rather than the way the widgets are laid out.

I never said I liked Windows shell as a drop-in replacement to Linux DE's - just that I've always liked the layout of the GUI that the Win95/NT4 shells adopted.

I could pick a million niggles about Microsoft's implementation of that design, but the design itself makes a lot of sense.
post #14 of 16
If you've never used Linux before I'd recommend you go with Linux Mint, PcLinuxOS, and/or Ubuntu. I myself prefer to use KDE and CentOS that is mainly because I run RHEL at work. Hmm I'd try Cinnamon the GUI reminds of me of Windows. Maybe just install few desktops such as MATE, KDE, Cinnamon and try them out see which one you like best, as people above said it all comes down to personal preference and any of them will get the job done.
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hmm. some of your statments make me kind of uneasy. Cinnamon is just a shell and a modified WM on gnome.. it uses all the same software (i.e. gedit, settings, themeimg, services, etc.) I don't really get what you mean by by 'patchwork'

MATE is not 'obsolete'. it's not gnome 2. It's a continuation of gnome 2, so it's not outdated, just moving in a different direction them the gnome is now. The one thing that could be said to be outdated is the use of gtk2 over 3, but that's just the widget set and has real real relation to performance or functionality. The fact that Mint and other distro are picking it up and using it either as default or have it in their repos mean that it's now a standard DE and will likely continue to be so.

Mate is just Gnome 2 repackaged and had it's parts renamed as not to interfere with Gnome 3 or any other variants of Gnome 3. Nothing has really been added over the original Gnome 2 ( aside from having it's dependencies updated, which is pretty much mandatory ), but there are a few things still missing as it lost it's original kick it had with the community.

I wouldn't go as far to call it obsolete as many distro's still use Gnome 2 as per default. But let's not try to call it something else that it's not either.
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hmm. some of your statments make me kind of uneasy. Cinnamon is just a shell and a modified WM on gnome.. it uses all the same software (i.e. gedit, settings, themeimg, services, etc.) I don't really get what you mean by by 'patchwork'

MATE is not 'obsolete'. it's not gnome 2. It's a continuation of gnome 2, so it's not outdated, just moving in a different direction them the gnome is now. The one thing that could be said to be outdated is the use of gtk2 over 3, but that's just the widget set and has real real relation to performance or functionality. The fact that Mint and other distro are picking it up and using it either as default or have it in their repos mean that it's now a standard DE and will likely continue to be so.

Mate is just Gnome 2 repackaged and had it's parts renamed as not to interfere with Gnome 3 or any other variants of Gnome 3. Nothing has really been added over the original Gnome 2 ( aside from having it's dependencies updated, which is pretty much mandatory ), but there are a few things still missing as it lost it's original kick it had with the community.

I wouldn't go as far to call it obsolete as many distro's still use Gnome 2 as per default. But let's not try to call it something else that it's not either.

Well, they maintain the code, and in many places improve it. I've been impressed using both LMDE and Fedora.
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