Linked by Alin on Thu 24th Feb 2011 23:36 UTC
Gnome "Gnome Shell 2.91.90 was released yesterday getting some fine adjustments according to the release announcement: 'This release just about concludes user interface changes anticipated before GNOME 3.0. The only significant change we expect after this release is to add a native network indicator based on NetworkManager 0.9.' Gnome Shell 2.91.90 brings new automatic workspaces, removed minimize and maximize buttons from window titlebars, a PolicyKit authentication agent and more."
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RE: Gnome is focus on touch?
by joekiser on Fri 25th Feb 2011 14:30 UTC in reply to "Gnome is focus on touch?"
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I like the approach Gnome shell is taking. The window management reminds me of a hybrid of CDE and WebOS. Minimized programs are treated as tiles or cards that can be grouped according to function. The only thing that's missing is a right-click app menu.

IMO, the perfect desktop OS would consist of a dock for frequently access apps, a right-click menu for less often used apps, and running apps would be shown as iconified tiles (small pictures updated in real-time, not icons) on the desktop. The only way that I've seen to get this setup thus far is a very hackish fvwm2 setup that uses ImageMagick to generate thumbnail previews for minimized apps.

Gnome Shell has its quirks, but it is nowhere near as bad as the crap they were putting out just six months ago.

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