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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Gnome3 is great, get used to it
by stabbyjones on Wed 6th Apr 2011 23:03 UTC
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Gnome2.32 isn't the same Gnome2.0 they released, it's a moving target.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME#Past_releases

I have been using gnome-shell from jhbuild/experimental in one form or another for about 18 months now (2.28?) and when it broke, using Gnome2 again was PAINFUL. Painful to the point of me avoiding my computer until i could fix it.

The Gnome Team have done really well creating an environment that is a pleasure to use. Anyone complaining it hasn't actually used it as a desktop longer than a week. Or is so resistant to change that they're just looking for things to complain about.

The fundamentals are all there. (Applications menu, quick launch, open windows list, window management, workspaces, favourite app shortcuts) They've just changed some concepts you have about how they work.

Gnome3 is clean simple and gives more focus to what you're actually using your computer for. It's by no means perfect but in it's current state it's already better than any Gnome2.x release.

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