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    Not only is today Labor Day here in the US, but it's also check-in day for the GNOME v2.16.0 packages Only two days left for GNOME 2.16.0 final!

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    For the GNOME-noobies like myself, what does the new version bring to the table? I mean major features, not minor. Or is it primarily bug fixes?

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    Plenty of new user-visible changes.

    Some of the changes: http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointFifteen/ReleaseNotes

    Some random things...

    ~ Evolution greatly improved
    ~ Metacity improvements when compiled with compositor enabled
    ~ Yelp (Help) improvements with searching and such
    ~ Power manager improvements

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    GNOME 2.16 release notes are up @ http://www.gnome.org/start/2.16/notes/C/

    For those that aren't GNOME-addicts, here is some interesting details:

    eye-candy @ http://www.gnome.org/start/2.16/note...frontpage.html

    feature enhancements @ http://www.gnome.org/start/2.16/notes/C/rnfeatures.html

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    Ok, well I tried GNOME 2.14 the other day, and I can't really say I enjoy it like I hoped I would. Is there a chance 2.16 would at all change my opinion?

    I am sure I could get more used to GNOME if I did a lot more customization, so I am not trying to disregard it entirely, hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Williams View Post
    Ok, well I tried GNOME 2.14 the other day, and I can't really say I enjoy it like I hoped I would. Is there a chance 2.16 would at all change my opinion?

    I am sure I could get more used to GNOME if I did a lot more customization, so I am not trying to disregard it entirely, hehe.
    Well, what exactly didn't you enjoy?

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    Ars Technica has posted their GNOME 2.16.0 review @ http://arstechnica.com/articles/colu...x-20060905.ars

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    Well, it just seems to me that it lacks a lot of the customization KDE has. Don't get me wrong, I could have missing packages or something, I don't know. The only GNOME I am using right now is with SLED, and that's hacked to high heavens.

    I think it's just that I've become so used to KDE... it's feature packed. I am not usually a fan of bloat, but a lot of the features in the control center I will actually use at some point or another.

    Meh, I'll try it again soon.

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