Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Nov 2009 16:49 UTC, submitted by irbis
Gnome GNOME 3, the much talked about next generation GNOME introduces a radical shift from the interface found in GNOME 2.x. Digitizor has a quick visual tour of GNOME 3 in Ubuntu 9.10.
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RE: Whoa, big changes.
by fluxy on Fri 13th Nov 2009 18:57 UTC in reply to "Whoa, big changes."
fluxy
Member since:
2008-01-30

For the life of me I can neither understand the logic nor the usability of this new paradigm!

Maybe it can work for netbooks but for bigger screens? No t really. I mean I have to turn my screen into smaller squares each time I fire an Application? And the menu itself is so unintuitive!

Besides I fail to understand the need to include a lot of bling bling in the basic configuration of the desktop. Rather having a robust, USABLE and fast environment in the basic configuration while having the additional glitter being optional sounds much better.

The gnome developers seem to forget one thing, the quintessence for a desktop environment is for it to be transparent to the users rather than be a thick layer of goo, obstructing the user in his/her activities. As for me, if gnome ends up being this, I might seriously consider moving to xfce.

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RE[2]: Whoa, big changes.
by vivainio on Fri 13th Nov 2009 22:07 in reply to "RE: Whoa, big changes."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


The gnome developers seem to forget one thing, the quintessence for a desktop environment is for it to be transparent to the users rather than be a thick layer of goo, obstructing the user in his/her activities.


Gnome shell actually obstructs the users activities than gnome2 shell, in the sense that you'll be spending less time finding the correct window.

The best way to verify this is to actually try it out.

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RE[3]: Whoa, big changes.
by sbenitezb on Sat 14th Nov 2009 01:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Whoa, big changes."
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

So in order to achieve usability you need to have a bazillion of windows? What about people who only have a couple programs open most of the time? Gnome people spend too much time thinking about entreprisey desktops it seems, and little thinking about home users. But then it shows: Gnome is developed by Red Hat, Novell, Canonical... Not exactly the paradigm of home desktop providers.

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RE[2]: Whoa, big changes.
by wirespot on Sat 14th Nov 2009 00:02 in reply to "RE: Whoa, big changes."
wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

No need to panic, those "new" things are most likely just panel applets, a bit advanced versions of current ones. If you don't like them you can just remove them. I customize my panels anyway. The default layout is ok but I have my own preferences.

Too bad though, when I first saw the icon and the name of the app up there for a moment I thought they FINALLY made Global Menu Applet work (like on OS X, with the app menu on the top bar). I'm still hoping that's what it is, not a simple Window Selector.

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RE[3]: Whoa, big changes.
by steviant on Sat 14th Nov 2009 12:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Whoa, big changes."
steviant Member since:
2006-01-11

The current preview doesn't offer the ability to turn this crap off, so it's not a given that there will be some way to return to the classic Gnome desktop.

It's beginning to look like KDE4, a whole lot of UI fluff that they know most users would turn off immediately if they could, so they have to force it on everyone to satisfy themselves that it's being "given a chance.

For once I wish they would just copy OS X and Windows.

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