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COSMIC is a GNOME-based desktop environment developed by System76

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  1. heliostatic
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    I'm participating in an 18 day user study with System76 on Cosmic. It's pretty interesting, and feels pretty great on a ~5 year old macbook pro. One thing I've found in exploring is a lot of...

    I'm participating in an 18 day user study with System76 on Cosmic. It's pretty interesting, and feels pretty great on a ~5 year old macbook pro. One thing I've found in exploring is a lot of feature overlap with Gnome 40, which honestly seems like a good sign.

    6 votes
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    Eric_the_Cerise
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    I'm running Pop 20.04 now. Had issues with an earlier Pop upgrade (19.04 - to - 19.10), so I'm leery of upgrades now; planned to stick with the LTS release as long as possible ... but this does...

    I'm running Pop 20.04 now. Had issues with an earlier Pop upgrade (19.04 - to - 19.10), so I'm leery of upgrades now; planned to stick with the LTS release as long as possible ... but this does look fun; I may give it a try after it's been out for a few months and had the bugs beaten out of it.

    5 votes
    1. ras
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      I had some serious issues with 19.04-19.10 as well. I'll probably give this one a whirl too. I've got system setup down to a pretty smooth routine, so if I have to start fresh it won't be that big...

      I had some serious issues with 19.04-19.10 as well. I'll probably give this one a whirl too. I've got system setup down to a pretty smooth routine, so if I have to start fresh it won't be that big of a deal.

      4 votes
  3. Flashynuff
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    I'm very excited for this. Every change they describe is something that I want PopOS to do.

    I'm very excited for this. Every change they describe is something that I want PopOS to do.

    4 votes
  4. lionirdeadman
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    I honestly don't know what to think about this. As far as I'm aware, System76 was never a big contributor to GNOME (if at all) but forking GNOME (which seems to be what is happening) is...

    I honestly don't know what to think about this. As far as I'm aware, System76 was never a big contributor to GNOME (if at all) but forking GNOME (which seems to be what is happening) is essentially ensuring that never happens.
    Wasted opportunity, I suppose.

    It seems very clear though that Sys76 and GNOME designers don't have the same vision of the desktop so in a way, I guess it means that there will be less fighting over design decisions which is good.

    4 votes
  5. [2]
    streblo
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    I don’t know why I would want to tile GUIs on my desktop. They often don’t resize well and most require some mouse input anyways. I’d much prefer just to stack them and use tmux to tile my...

    I don’t know why I would want to tile GUIs on my desktop. They often don’t resize well and most require some mouse input anyways. I’d much prefer just to stack them and use tmux to tile my terminal — where it makes sense to have tiling as a first class feature.

    1. hungariantoast
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      I don't know about other window managers, but i3 and sway both allow you to define "containers" inside workspaces that can separately contain multiple windows. So on the right side of your screen...

      I don't know about other window managers, but i3 and sway both allow you to define "containers" inside workspaces that can separately contain multiple windows. So on the right side of your screen you can have your tiled terminal windows, and on the right you can have multiple GUI windows "stacked" on top of each other and sorted into tabs, almost like in a browser.

      That makes it really easy to switch which GUI program you are looking at on the left, but still preserve the tiled array of terminal windows on the right, without involving additional workspaces or "virtual desktops".

      It's a nice solution that "just works" and doesn't involve any extra programs like tmux, so one less thing to configure.

      2 votes