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[4]: Sigh...
by kaiwai on Thu 7th Apr 2011 07:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sigh..."
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The GNOME 2.x interface is dated, GNOME 3 provides a new and innovative interface.

But how is it 'dated'? I never said that it should remain static, as I implied in the prior post the primary focus should be on the backend with the UI keeping the same but with some refinements. The GNOME way of doing things work, sure the new preferences in GNOME 3.0 is really nice but it could have been achieved without the need of GNOME shell appearing. Personally I would have sooner seen the move to the 'global menu' idea that was floated at one point than seeing the GNOME shell but then again since I don't use GNOME my opinion doesn't really count for much at the end of the day.

Because GNOME is not Mac OS X or Windows. In a few years you will probably realize that moving forward with the GUI is also important.

Learn to adapt yourself to changes, it's not that hard, it will only do you good.

I suggest you look through Macrumors at the wailing and gnashing of teeth when it comes to people complaining about some pretty trivial changes that have appeared in Mac OS X Lion. I'm not complaining about these changes, I think change is good if done for the right reasons but one has to realise that for the vast majority of people they have never learned the fundamental conceptual underpinnings of a UI thus any slight change to the UI throws them off.

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