Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa - Adrift

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Commence to start the testing. The first review of 2019 be here - Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa Cinnamon edition, tested in a multi-boot Windows and Linux configuration on a laptop with UEFI and Intel graphics, covering live session, installation and post-install usage, including look & feel, networking - Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing, printing, multimedia playback - MP3 and HD video, smartphone support - Android and Windows Phone, partitioning, slideshow, welcome screen, package management and updates, applications, hardware compatibility, suspend & resume, resource utilization, performance, responsiveness, battery life, customization and severe ergonomics issues with pale fonts, various issues, other observations, and more. Take a look.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-mint-tessa.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    This pale font stupidity is becoming intolerable.
    Today I upgraded my laptop from Xubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 and the Theme Configuration that allowed to easily change font colours is no longer part of the settings, had to look for it and install. Same thing happened with Ubuntu Mate some versions ago.
    What's wrong with these people? It's the same all over websites, pale gray on washed gray. Don't they see the faeces that's the result :mad: or is it part of a tenebrous plan?
     
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  3. Stefan Froberg

    Stefan Froberg Registered Member

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    You could be right that there is a plan behind...

    I have a theory: UX designer people are trying to keep themselves relevant (and cool) by destroying the oh, about 20 to 30 years of usability of IT industry.
    - Flat icons? So that you have to keep guessing what is image and what is actual button? Check
    - Moving vertical scrollbar to left instead of keeping it right because, I don't know, 9/10 people are right handed? Check
    - Pale fonts, super dark themes and other horse ****? Check check and check
     
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  4. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    I think it's worst than that. I fear it's part of a larger goal: to erase from us all that is familiar, with the ultimate result of destroying Western Civilization.
    Yes, I'm in earnest.
     
  5. Stefan Froberg

    Stefan Froberg Registered Member

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    :D

    Heh, let's hope not.

    But come to think of it: What is the actual work that UX (User experience) designer is supposed to do?
    If someone answers: "UX designer makes sure that user experience is good" then that
    really isn't an answer at all.
    What qualifies as "good" design? By whom? Are there standards? Are they followed?

    If all that UX designer work description is to make sure user of program/web site/whatever is having a good experience then hell! Im a UX designer too :)
    And so are you and everyone who has ever made any software/webpage/etc. meant for others to use.

    Personally, I think it's ******** title, just like things like "software ninja" (Good god) or "shaman" ...

    Same ****, different title.

    We are all UX designers but some (and frankly, not very good ones by juding the things lately) only get paid for that doing the same stuff.
     
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