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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by Hiev on Wed 6th Apr 2011 20:32 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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Of course.

I like the way you can switch between applications, looks like some users are having problem getting use to it but it feels natural for me.

No need to minimize windows, I already did that since GNOME 2.28, I used compiz instead of the task bar, (I just dragged the mouse to the top-right corner to trigger expose and switch between applications).

Centralized menu, the way to launch applications it is easier and intuitive.

The way it leverages the power of virtual desktops is great, I thank to them because they reused what was already there w/o the need to reinvent the wheel.

It very stable and smooth for a .0 release, this way they show respect for their users instead of using us as guinea pigs.

The notifications system doesn't get in your way with unnecessary animations, it just goes what it has to do w/o distractions.

There are many more, I have a lot of hope for the next release, I tried Unity and is not for me, GNOME Shell is more close to they way I work.

Edited 2011-04-06 20:38 UTC

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by Mystilleef on Wed 6th Apr 2011 21:02 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Very well said. The devil is in the details and the GNOME Shell folks worked magic with the details. Gone are the days windows popup and jump right in front of you when you're working.

The dynamic and automatic workspace creation is just genius. I'm using workspaces the way they are supposed to be used.

The new notification system is fantastic and out of the way again to eliminate distraction.

Animations are fast, smooth, classy and out of the way. I can't reproduce any window or visual tearing with my graphics driver. So kudos to the clutter and mutter devs for finally making this a reality.

It also helps that GNOME Shell is not a visually distracting eye sore unlike Unity, which I couldn't even use for more than hour because it crashed every time I blinked.

I don't like the top bar in GNOME Shell, it's a waste of space and provides very little utility to waste that much vertical spaces which is premium on laptops and mobile devices. I've suggested it should be a floating bar that should be intelligently hidden when apps are maximized or should just be moved completely to the activities overview.

Finally, it's stable. This is what shocked me the most actually. They did a fantastic job.

Edited 2011-04-06 21:05 UTC

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by korpenkraxar on Thu 7th Apr 2011 08:54 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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Good points as well sir! I completely agree here too :-)

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by korpenkraxar on Thu 7th Apr 2011 08:53 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Good points sir! I completely agree :-)

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