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 rswoods on Thu 7th Apr 2011 18:13 UTC
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I believe I'm part of the silent majority when I say that I like the direction Gnome 3 and Unity are taking the desktop.

If you have huge projects that require several open windows on-screen simultaneously there are other alternatives like Openbox or XFCE which you can set up to behave just like the old "start menu/taskbar/system tray" paradigm you are familiar with. Personally, I've been sick of that system for a decade and it's one of the first things I removed from my machine in 2002 when I switched to Linux.

It's time to move the desktop into the future, and this is the way forward. I'm ecstatic that FOSS is leading the way here and I can't wait to see the projects in their full glory.

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