What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop 'Classic'?

Posted by the_doctor on Feb 19, 2014 6:05 PM EDT
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Based on the figures in LinuxQuestions' Members Choice Awards, 84% of Linux desktop users prefer a classic desktop. By contrast, innovations like GNOME 3 or Ubuntu's Unity lag far behind. Which raises the question: what accounts for the popularity of the classic desktop, and what are the implications for the design of graphical interfaces?

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Well reasoned cr 4 573 Feb 20, 2014 3:38 PM

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