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Re: [opensuse-gnome] Evaluating GNOME related features
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:40:59 +1100
  • Message-id: <4CFE012B.30905@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 07/12/2010 18:52, Sankar P wrote:
On 12/7/2010 at 01:06 PM, in message<4CFDE3F8.7030103@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Basil
Chupin<blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 07/12/2010 18:10, Sankar P wrote:
I am an Ubuntu user and have been for some 8 months (after I switched
form openSUSE with KDE after many years [because of KDE if you are

Welcome. Hope you have fun here in openSUSE :)
Firstly, please adjust your mailer so that you don't send - to me at
least - two copies of your posts: one as a private message and one to
the list. I can read the one posted to the list quite well. (Unless, of
course, you want to actually respond in private to some post from me.)

Sorry. Different mail clients with different keyboard shortcuts.


It is the traditional GNOME main menu which can still be added via "Add to
panel ". However,

You seem to be missing the point entirely, but this is of no consequence
to me.

In Ubuntu you do not need to "add to panel".

Do you grasp the difference?

Yes. But what I am saying is, "the traditional main menu" was the default in openSUSE
earlier editions and was removed and we added the new "Computer" menu. So, what you find
in Ubuntu by default is something we felt not good enough/ can be improved.


What I showed in my screenshots is what someone installing Ubuntu[1] sees after installation (except, of course, before, as I did, adding the applications to the Launchpad on the top panel).

However, the desktop/workspace is "clean" - as my first screen shot shows.

What you showed in your screenshot is something contrived and manipulated, something which has to be "fiddled with" to achieve and requiring know-how as to how to achieve this from other users of oS Gnome - such as yourself.

There is nothing wrong with this, but we are talking here about attracting Ubuntu users, for example, to oS, right?

And what they first see is quite important, wouldn't you agree?

The image you showed is not something shown as a default screenshot of a Gnome desktop/workspace in oS.

The default screen - the basic one which appears in my my first screenshot - is what people would expect when changing over from Ubuntu to oS.

At least this is my conviction.

What openSUSE wants to do to attract Ubuntu users is totally up to openSUSE.

All I did was make some comments (from an Ubuntu user's point of view, and who used openSUSE since version 7 [in KDE format]. Nevertheless, there will be other Ubuntu users who will disagree with what I stated. This is of no concern to me. I am not the one who has to market openSUSE Gnome to the rest of the world).

[1] MintLinux is based on Ubuntu. You will also see same when you install UltimateEdition - except that you will see a much prettier and attention grabbing presentation of what Gnome could look like.

openSUSE is not the ultimate "ants pants" in this world of Gnome oriented desktops in the Linux world. But I would like to hope that it would be.


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