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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by kiddo on Thu 7th Apr 2011 04:55 UTC in reply to "GNOME 3"
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The youth is decadent, we will face massive defections, the world will come to an end, kittens will die, etc. I wouldn't worry so much.

Keep this in mind folks: many Linux users are just happy/content with the new design and quietly use it instead of posting on osnews/slashdot.

Also, the demographics of Linux users is changing. It's not just hardcore people running fluxbox or some obscure combination of software "because it has been like this since 1995 and it should stay that way!" or because "I need it to run on 64 MB of ram and no 3D acceleration!" anymore...

What we're seeing here is pretty much an echo chamber for negative reactions to disruptive change.

Also: GNOME Shell hasn't yet revealed its true potential. It is made to be extensible. Imagine when people start writing gadgets and extensions for it... just give it some time.

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