[CentOS] Re: centos beta 5 right click on desktop

Thanasis Rizoulis apatewna at hol.gr
Sat Mar 31 09:58:11 UTC 2007

O/H Scott Silva έγραψε:
> Mike McCarty spake the following on 3/29/2007 10:34 PM:
>> Bart Schaefer wrote:
>>> On 3/13/07, Radu-Cristian FOTESCU
>>> <beranger5ca at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>>>> --- Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:
>>>>> Where do I control the order of that menu???
>>>> You can not.
>>>> Starting with GNOME 2.12, the terminal option has been removed from the
>>>> desktop context menu.
>> Is that what is in CentOS 5? If so, and CentOS 4 still has that on
>> the menu, then I probably will not be installing 5.
>>> I realize this is moving off-topic for the CentOS list, but:  What (if
>>> any) is the rationale for the desktop menu NOT being
>>> user-configurable?  Why shouldn't I be able to put anything in there I
>>> like?
>> I geuss they are afraid that newbies will shoot their feet off.
>> Mike
> BBAANNGG!!!!!!
> ;-P
[slightly off-topic reply]

Hehe, users' fate is not in our hands. An example at my work proves it:
Average "would be 31337 H at xx0r" employee discovers loss of ethernet 
connection on his winblows machine.

He rumbles the PC cables for some seconds to no avail and then heads to 
the company's rack. He starts pulling out all ethernet cables from the 
switch, in a vain attempt to locate and correct his network problem. 
Seconds later, company's employees emerge from their offices, yelling 
and running down the hallways complaining of unsaved data /frozen pc's / 
lost internet - you get the idea. 5 minutes later I receive a service call.

So I say leave it as it is, Gnome people. Let them pay us more of their 
precious juice.

Rizoulis Thanasis
Electronic Computing Systems Engineer
Larissa Greece

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