Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:38 UTC
Gnome Yesterday it was announced that GNOME 3.0 is delayed till next year. The extra time has given the Shell Developers some more time to play around with new concepts and they have come up a new mockup. Here are the new mockups.
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Why do we need Gnome shell?
by cmost on Sun 1st Aug 2010 22:19 UTC
cmost
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2006-07-16

Personally, I subscribe to the school of thought "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." With that, I ask why do we need Gnome shell? Was there something wrong with the current Gnome desktop metaphor? Of course I support advancing the GTK framework and adding new functionality, transparency, speed, stability, etc., but do we need the entire desktop reinvented? I'm currently using KDE after using Gnome for a few years and I never use the "activities" feature of that desktop. I suspect a lot of users don't. Considering the outrage that occurred when KDE made such a seismic shift, I hope the Gnome devs know what they're doing.

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