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 SlackerJack on Wed 6th Apr 2011 20:16 UTC in reply to "Sigh..."
SlackerJack
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2005-11-12

GNOME 3 is in no way like the KDE4.0 release was. For one, GNOME 3 has printing, bluetooth, network manager and other needs stuff on it's release.

People seem to have it in their head that every new Linux DE release will fail and people will not like it. This is a mind set problem by users and doesn't do Linux any good at all when trying to innovate the desktop.

Well done to the GNOME team for an excellent release. I am very happy with it and it's very usable.

Edited 2011-04-06 20:29 UTC

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RE[2]: Sigh...
by sramkrishna on Wed 6th Apr 2011 23:30 in reply to "RE: Sigh..."
sramkrishna Member since:
2007-06-25

Read the GNOME Journal article on the design. I think you'll find it very interesting (http://www.gnomejournal.org/)

But GNOME 3 is the first unixy desktop that actually subsumes printing, network, bluetooth, services all under one consistent interface.

Which of course, you can also all access using extensions.

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