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[2]: Whoa, big changes.
by wirespot on Sat 14th Nov 2009 00:02 UTC 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."
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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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RE[4]: Whoa, big changes.
by Laurence on Mon 16th Nov 2009 16:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Whoa, big changes."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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.


Errr, Windows is /the/ worst offender for turning on the UI crap by default.



Besides, to get Linux to compete with Windows 7 / OS X, then Linux DE's will need the fluff turned on by default because many n00bies will want it to "just work".

So it makes more sence to me to have this stuff enabled and ask power users like us to disable what we don't need. Particularly when GNOME is the DE of choice for most desktop Linux distros.

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