Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE[3]: Tested it for a few hours
by orestes on Wed 6th Apr 2011 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Tested it for a few hours"
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Which is why the KDE team should've known better than to push a beta quality release into the mainstream before the associated apps had a chance to properly catch up.

The Gnome team went for continuity and as smooth a transition as possible incrementally updating during the entire lifespan of the 2.x series and pruning out old code before finally switching a good portion of the 2.x releases over to the new libraries. You end up in a position where it's entirely feasible to support Gnome Classic in parallel with Gnome-shell for a long time to come, should the market prove to prefer it that way.

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