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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RE: Whoa, big changes.
by leos on Fri 13th Nov 2009 18:10 UTC in reply to "Whoa, big changes."
leos
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Actually yeah, I know why it bothers me. It's a graphically intensive operation.


Bingo. On any OS other than Linux that would be ok. Mac and Windows have good graphics drivers, and that kind of thing is nothing for a modern card (or even 5 years old). However the graphics driver situation on Linux is still complete shit for anyone that doesn't have an NVidia card (Intel, even though it's supposed to be free and awesome, is still about 5x slower than on Windows on my machines).

So this full screen menu is going to be laggy on many machines because their drivers are just horrible. It's really too bad that innovative end-user interfaces (Gnome 3, Plasma) are still being shot in the foot by the crappy driver situation.

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