Linus Torvalds likes the Google Chrome OS Linux desktop

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  1. Hungry Man
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    Linus Torvalds likes the Google Chrome OS Linux desktop

    https://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/linus-torvalds-likes-the-google-chrome-os-linux-desktop/10890

    Interesting. I tried it out and didn't love it. It's way better for anyone with a large screen but on the CR48 I'd hate that bar on the bottom.
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    So basically he likes windows 7, lol.

    Note: Seeing at it's a SJVN written article I didn't bother reading the entire thing as it will be full of the usual nonsense lies and propaganda.
  3. Hungry Man
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    I think he just really hates Gnome 3.
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    Shame he hasn't commented on cinnamon yet, it's my favourite by far.
  5. Johnny123
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    Take a look here.
  6. vasa1
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    I like most of SJVN's articles. He doesn't try to sell me anything.
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    Shells that aren't made by Microsoft or Apple tend to always look and feel like drafts. Sometimes ugly drafts.

    BTW, Aura seems to be an imperfect copy of Windows 7's Aero.
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    What a complete shock! :D

    Neither do religious extremists/zealots, do you swallow everything they say as the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Many of his articles have been proven to have factual errors, I guess it's hard to make a blind man see.

    Nonsense, it's completely up to the authors design capability and the amount of time and effort they put into it. This is quite clear when you compare something like Cinnamon against Unity.
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    I never used Cinnamon. My conclusion is based on what I saw of KDE, Gnome, Unity, Symbian (dunno the name of its shell), WebOS (dunno the name of its shell) and Android (dunno the name of its shell).

    I agree with this: it's completely up to the authors design capability and the amount of time and effort they put into it.

    I think Microsoft and Apple simply have/use more money to invest in usability.
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    cinnamon = best

    gnome 2.32 = best

    then

    xfce kde and unity for me :D
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    as per google chrome its strange OS i guess ok for netbooks or ipad...etc but as daily OS :eek:
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    He seems to be better than most, but like all pundits sometimes he does things just to create controversy and get attention.

    As for Linus, I ignore everything he says that isn't Linux kernel-related. :)
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    Google Chrome OS is a very minimalistic Linux. I'm not surprised Torvalds likes the concept.

    Much of Linux is bloatware these days. Its what it should be - fast and simple!
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    It uses some of the Linux kernel, but it isn't really a Linux OS.

    With Windows or Mac OS X, you don't get a choice about whether you get bloatware or not. I'm using XFCE on Linux today and it's a nice balance between stripped-down and featureful. It's also pretty fast.

    Besides that, one person's bloatware is another's full-featured. :)
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    It's way more Linux than Android is by far. It's using the Linux kernel with open source Linux patches.
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    I don't know about MacOSX, but there are free tools like RT Se7en Lite or 7Customizer that can strip out many things of Windows 7 (much more than the native Turn Windows features on or off). Of course, I don't think this is necessary or recommended, but it's an option for those with very weird concepts of what is bloatware. :D
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  17. Hungry Man
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    Yeah, Vista/7 let you turn a lot of things off and you can disable quite a bit. It's nowhere near what you can do on Linux but it's a big step up from XP.
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    Even in XP you could truly remove many many things with the help of tools like XPlite and nlite. In the past I had this weird habit of creating customized XP images. Of course, nothing difficult, just some clicks in some boxes, lol.
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    The same could be said about SJVN's colleague, Ed Bott. He is a MS shill who's blog posts are routinely filled with lies, omissions and simple misunderstandings.
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    To be fair I generally avoid zdnet altogether. But looking at his past articles now, I don't see anything about Linux. In other words he sticks to his own "field" instead of making up lies and nonsense about the subjects he disagrees with. Sounds a hell of a lot more mature than SJVN ;)
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    It's pretty clear why some people detest SJVN.
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    @link - Just another anti-Microsoft rant IMO. That guy loves these.
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    Just look at the category of the article to see how pathetic it really is, he's even recommending closed source alternatives... So, so sad.

    There only reason he's there is he generates so much controversy and page views which equals money, here I was thinking certain forum members didn't like money grabbers :D
  24. Hungry Man
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    Yikes.
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    Since this twist of the topic doesn't seem off-topic (!!!), I'd rather be wrong with SJVN thatn right with Ed Bott.
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