More detailed review
which mentions some of the tensions between newer revisions to the
GNOME philosophy, versus traditional ways of doing things. Choice quote:
GNOME developers consider the desktop concept outdated, and they
use the "desktop" pretty much as a wallpaper display tool.
In other words, GNOME no longer allows placement of icons, widgets or
other clutter on the desktop. I expect this will annoy a few users;
does it bother you?
I don't tend to place things on my desktop, as it is hidden most of
the time anyway. Start menu with custom application and directory
shortcuts works better for me (means, I don't have to minimize all of
my windows to get to them).
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