General Technology

Gnome 2.6

Early yesterday morning I took the plunge and upgraded to Gnome 2.6, amazingly everything went very smoothly and my desktop is looking even better than before! The only change which I took an instant disliking to was Nautilus’ new spatial file browsing mode which I very quickly turned off. Aside from that everything seems a lot quicker and browsing windows shares is now seamless and crash-free. Why anyone would want to use KDE (or other WM’s such as the ugly mess that is ironically called ‘Enlightenment‘) is beyond me but I guess thats what makes Linux such a great OS in that if you don’t like something you can change it.

Ever wondered what would happen if you got a load of Japanese school kids to fill in the words in an American-style comic strip as an exercise in learning English? No? I hadn’t either until I came across this site which I found fairly amusing, especially when it comes to their attempts at humor!


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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