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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Don't know...
by Neolander on Thu 7th Apr 2011 08:31 UTC
Neolander
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Don't know how I feel about GNOME 3. Their ideas sound quite interesting, but I have yet to try it in practice. Forcing the use of something fundamentally broken like window compositing is a jerkish move, though. And, what's more, since they've broken compatibility of stuff like notifications, distros will have to integrate it properly before it works well.

I think I might be one of the kind of multitaskers which GNOME 3 targets. I need simultaneous task execution in the background, however I almost never need to interact with several things at once, and when I do the current windowing systems prove to be completely broken anyway (something like tiling would be more suitable if only window resizing worked in a better way). I rather need fast task switching, will see if the Shell provides it (among other things) in Fedora 15. I think something like the task switcher from Mac OS classic would have been more discoverable than what's described here, though.

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