Tpiom wrote:I think Gnome 3 and Unity are much better than Gnome 2 when it comes functionality, speed and such.
Tpiom wrote:But the shells themselves are horrible so it's almost impossible to use them.
Linux Mint with Gnome 3, but without the shell would be my preferred solution. Gnome's two days are numbered...
GNOME 3 "without the shell"? Good luck!
As I already said elsewhere recently, I think now since KDE 4.6.2 is there, the only about good, not too bad, Linux desktop is probably/perhaps KDE4.
GNOME is dead. (GNOME3 should normally mortify all those who are looking for productivity
from their OS.)
Unity suc* too. (Unity is less a disruptive change than GNOME Shell, yet it’s also a step back for any serious computer user. Not to mention that Ubuntu’s defaults are crazy, like the positions of the min, max, close buttons.)
XFCE is always "never there yet". And it looks dated, à la
Windows 95 if you ask me. And its inability to display the desktop icon titles with a transparent background (and shadowed/outlined text for improved visibility over the wallpaper) is simply a decision to stick to 1995!
LXDE is too minimalistic and you must not to be afraid to invest some time in adjusting the system’s settings. It looks like a desperate, last-resort desktop environment choice for those who can’t trust the major ones. Limited productivity still.
KDE4 is currently the closest to Windows in terms of ergonomics and intuitive use, and it’s very much improved in 4.6, although it’s still kinda crashing, being much more unstable than, say, Windows XP and Windows 7. With a folder view desktop, KDE4 should require an almost zero-learning curve to anyone who has previously used any version of Windows.
So maybe/probably we, I, should give KDE4 a chance.
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." (Leonardo da Vinci)
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Albert Einstein)