Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Nov 2009 16:49 UTC, submitted by irbis
Gnome GNOME 3, the much talked about next generation GNOME introduces a radical shift from the interface found in GNOME 2.x. Digitizor has a quick visual tour of GNOME 3 in Ubuntu 9.10.
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Whoa, big changes.
by Tuishimi on Fri 13th Nov 2009 17:30 UTC
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Not sure I like the Applications menu thingy. It takes over your entire screen. I guess it doesn't really matter, tho'... if you are there you are trying to fire up an app or perform some task OTHER than using your currently active application - so I don't know why it bothers me.

I agree with the author about the "task bar"/dock app. It's just a shortcut to avoid the paradigm they are working so hard to implement (the application menu).

I hope it will all be somewhat configurable.

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Actually yeah, I know why it bothers me. It's a graphically intensive operation. That kind of thing can suck up CPU power, and also shimmy and skip if you are in the middle of, for example, compiling several applications or some other intensive CPU task... It seems like a waste or something. But again, if that is the paradigm they are trying to implement, I suppose there is no way around it.

Edited 2009-11-13 17:33 UTC

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