Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:38 UTC
Gnome Yesterday it was announced that GNOME 3.0 is delayed till next year. The extra time has given the Shell Developers some more time to play around with new concepts and they have come up a new mockup. Here are the new mockups.
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Not that new
by Elv13 on Sat 31st Jul 2010 19:38 UTC
Elv13
Member since:
2006-06-12

It look like early mockups for the KDE4 NetBook shell

http://a.imageshack.us/img231/774/image146112.png
http://a.imageshack.us/img812/6196/mocsoc0918.png

But scaled up to be used on the desktop. I don't think this interface will scale well, but I hope so. I am currently prototyping those mockup using the Awesome Desktop Shell prototyping framework (AwesomeWM). I will see how it work, I may use those concepts if it work well. After all, I have never been a great fan of the current standardized desktop UI.

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RE: Not that new
by nt_jerkface on Sat 31st Jul 2010 21:46 in reply to "Not that new"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I don't even think the netbook edition should exist.

It isn't as if KDE takes up that much screen space and most people would prefer the familiar interface.

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RE[2]: Not that new
by Elv13 on Sat 31st Jul 2010 23:07 in reply to "RE: Not that new"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

The classic UI don't work with touchscreen, the NetBook one does. As I have a touchscreen on my netbook (those 30$ addon touchscreen layer you can find for most popular netbooks), I enjoy having a touch friendly interface.

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