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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It's ahead of it's time
by tuaris on Wed 6th Apr 2011 22:14 UTC
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The GNOME 3 Shell interface was designed for touchscreens, tablets, and "mind control". The ordinary desktop computer with the old standard keyboard and mouse input is not going to be efficient for this interface.

That said, I think their design decisions may have been a little too radical (and ahead of their time) for the vast majority.

I don't expect any tablets or smart phones to run a GNOME 3 desktop, and... I don't see touch input devices phasing out the mouse and keyboard on the desktop scene anytime in the next 3 or 4 years.

Like I've said many times before, my desktop computer is not a tablet, and thus it requires a GUI that is well suited for it. The traditional desktop metaphor works well for DESKTOP computers.

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