Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 20:40 UTC, submitted by hotice
Gnome GNOME Shell is the new core user interface for GNOME 3. GNOME Shell 2.29.0 brings a lot of new features and improvements, the most noticeable being a new message tray showing notifications sliding into the bottom of the screen, a status area for past notifications, the ability to set your presence to the user status menu, switching the overview between a grid and linear view of workspaces.
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It's a start
by bousozoku on Wed 24th Feb 2010 04:36 UTC
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I'm not sure what they're thinking, but perhaps, they're just trying to use unused space.

The block of recent items should be collapsible or put into a menu, rather than taking up permanent space. I would hope that there would be a lot of customisation available.

Also, the notification system would be better as simple bubbles, appearing and disappearing as to options settings, rather than a large use of space.

If they're going for a control panel or portal look, they'll get there. However, I think it's going to take quite a while. Still, I can't wait to try it.

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