Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE: Sigh...
by fran on Wed 6th Apr 2011 19:12 UTC in reply to "Sigh..."
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Initially getting used to a new interface will be hard.
After getting used it I think the majority will love it and see its benefits.

Digressing a bit, but I want to use an example of a recent experience I had.

Few weeks back I worked on an Apple for the first time.
This is at client that uses a combination of Apple and Windows computers. (Apple's for the managers and Windows for the staff)
He needed to run a new program that requires pararels in order to run it.
He decided against it and use one of the other Windows computers for this specific task. (In a previous conversation I recalled him saying that Macs are easier to use.) This necessitated me to train him on how to work on a windows computer effectively.

While I trained him I managed to change his view on Windows being hard to use in about 15 minutes.
I showed him how to use Windows explorer, get to the control panel and see the options and most importantly to him how to add shortcuts to frequently used folders on his desktop and/or pin this to taskbar for quick access.
I still however am having problems convincing him to switch the Firebird email since they used Live mail in which you can’t create subfolders (Which they really need)

What I'm getting at..Take 30 minutes learn the new interface. This will only leave repetition to drill in the new way of working.

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RE[2]: Sigh...
by sdeber on Wed 6th Apr 2011 19:47 in reply to "RE: Sigh..."
sdeber Member since:
2005-07-06

It is not the matter of getting used to a new way of doing things. Gnome-shell has something physically missing. Say when you have a lot of windows open, how would you navigate among them? Either use alt-tab or go to Activities first. Either way involves extra steps.
What sucks more is that the global picture of opened windows will not present itself unless you do extra clicking. Why does it bug me? because I want to check the windows list with my eyes ONLY, not my eyes and my hands together.

Edited 2011-04-06 20:00 UTC

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RE[3]: Sigh...
by jonnjonzzn on Wed 6th Apr 2011 20:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh..."
jonnjonzzn Member since:
2010-01-18

I believe that's exactly the point of this interface design. Focus on a single task or few tasks. Minimize clutter and visual distraction.

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