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[6]: Sigh...
by Sauron on Thu 7th Apr 2011 09:35 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Sigh..."
Sauron
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2005-08-02

Unfortunately, the reality is that humans aren't good at multitasking. Actually, we're terrible at it. Thus it's prudent to design interfaces and workflows with a single-tasking bent as opposed to multitasking one. This is something GNOME Shell actually got right from a cognitive design perspective!

There are many studies that show that we are terrible at multitasking. Google is your friend. Here's a link to one of them.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95256794


Sorry but not everyone is bad at multitasking. I and many millions of others was multitasking just fine 20 years ago on the old Commodore Amiga. Now they want to make Gnome hard to multitask or even incapable of doing this? This is a couple of decades step backward at least! Thankfully we have KDE, XFCE and E17 to fall back on. Gnome is now unusable for me personaly, would even prefer using Workbench 1.2 off floppy disks again than Gnome in this state!

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