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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Not liking this at all.
by imiric on Fri 13th Nov 2009 19:00 UTC
imiric
Member since:
2009-11-10

Aside the fact that the "Activities" menu is a blatant borrow of Microsoft's post-Vista Start Menu, it appears to be an inferior version of it as well.

But the biggest thing bugging me about it is that I had to actually read the description in order to figure out what's going on in the screenshots. It could be the all-black theme making this harder, but a program launcher should be intuitive and quickly grasped.

Nothing I've seen so far screams "impressive" to me, and that's a bit worrying for what's supposed to be the next big version.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a current Ubuntu user and don't have much complaints about GNOME, I'm just having trouble seeing the new direction.

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RE: Not liking this at all.
by wirespot on Sat 14th Nov 2009 00:09 in reply to "Not liking this at all."
wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

It's more like a proof of concept or mock-up, I have trouble believing some of those things, such as taking out the task bar from a PC desktop.

And FWIW, I think the applications menu first came out in SLED 10, in 2006, whereas Vista was launched in 2007. Not that it matters, since after a brief period when all distros rushed to include it on their desktops the trend died out. I'm not sure it's seen much use, on Gnome anyway. The standard menu bar applet (Applications, Places, System) seems to appeal much more to people, for some reason.

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RE: Not liking this at all.
by Delgarde on Sat 14th Nov 2009 11:18 in reply to "Not liking this at all."
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

But the biggest thing bugging me about it is that I had to actually read the description in order to figure out what's going on in the screenshots.


That's hardly unusual with static screenshots, is it? Any time an application does something new, it takes a little time interacting to understand how it works...

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