a thought-provoking post by Miguel de Icaza…
Following yesterdays’ post I’d like to add a note on what I’m seeing that at this stage of development I’n not sold with Explorer’s ribbon integration depicted here
… it’s waaaaay too dense and ‘confusing’ with different colors, icons and text in the default configuration. This feeling has increased expecially in comparison to Mac OS X Lion’s Finder or Fedora 15’s Gnome3 Nautilus file browser experience I had in those last two months …
What do you think ?
Originally written for BeOS, it is currently actively developed for MacOSX and Gnome Linux.
[The Fedora Artwork team is] also aiming to include a lot of additional wallpapers (much like upstream Gnome does) that people may use as an alternative. We are looking for photos or abstract graphics that lend themselves to being good wallpaper, ie. something not too distracting or busy — close-ups of grass and flowers, landscape vistas, abstract graphics like swirls and bubbles are all good examples but try to think out of the box as well. We are collecting submissions on this page until Thursday, August 19.
After that deadline the team will proceed with voting.
So far my favourite is “Seneca Lake”:
After a quite painful restore procedure of my files from a Fedora 12 reinstallation (I needed to clean up better before backup) I found my (Gnome) desktop showing the content of my home folder.
A quick Google search and I’ve found the solution:
Here you can modify various “line” and behaviours, the one we need the most is:
A font management application for the GNOME desktop, via code.google.com