I just tried Mint live CD and must say i was very impressed with what u guys have achieved in a short span of time!.. great work.. and keep it up!
The control center is great!
but i have one suggestion to make it much easier to navigate.. MS tried to organize the control center into categories in XP, and frankly, after getting lost trying to figure out which category, i saw most people clicking on that "switch to classic view" which shows ALL the icons under one window...
I know it sounds wierd, a categorized view appears more logical.. but then, in some cases, a user may be confused what category to look at .. (example i need to configure a network hardware, do i go to hardware, or do i go to network?)
I feel apple's approach is the best of both words..
it is still a categorized view, but everything is still visible on the first page.. (it has a keyword search too, which just spotlights the items that match the keyword)
ohh.. and remember, a control center would be used by a newbie user.. so perhaps we can just hide very advanced options from the default view that is initially presented? y clutter his screen with too many things he is unlikely to use.
have 2 buttons at the top (which load different set of icons, just like now)
under each show icons organized by sections, in one single window.
Network and Internet