Sunday, April 16, 2006

Getting to know Gnome

I made the comment that Nautilus under Suse 10.1 was missing the ability to view files as a detailed list. I was wrong. The functionality is still there, it's just buried in the 'View' menu, right at the very bottom. This functionality was visible as a control on Nautilus as released with Suse 10, along with two additional controls that increased and decreased the size of the icons in icon view. Why was this taken off? Who were the Gnome architects trying to save from themselves this time? Nautilus was great in the last release. It was more than great. Why can't Gnome folks leave well enough alone?

Nautilus as it appeared in Suse 10. Nice, clean, and key functions conveniently available.

Nautilus as it appears in Ubuntu Dapper Drake, Alpha 6, to be released later this year.

Nautilus as it appears in Suse 10.1 RC-1. Note the missing controls on the upper right.

Konqeror as it appears in Suse 10.1 RC-1 under Gnome. It's a lot nicer to work with.

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