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.
Thread beginning with comment 469356
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
It's ahead of it's time
by tuaris on Wed 6th Apr 2011 22:14 UTC
Member since:

The GNOME 3 Shell interface was designed for touchscreens, tablets, and "mind control". The ordinary desktop computer with the old standard keyboard and mouse input is not going to be efficient for this interface.

That said, I think their design decisions may have been a little too radical (and ahead of their time) for the vast majority.

I don't expect any tablets or smart phones to run a GNOME 3 desktop, and... I don't see touch input devices phasing out the mouse and keyboard on the desktop scene anytime in the next 3 or 4 years.

Like I've said many times before, my desktop computer is not a tablet, and thus it requires a GUI that is well suited for it. The traditional desktop metaphor works well for DESKTOP computers.

Reply Score: 5

RE: It's ahead of it's time
by Mystilleef on Wed 6th Apr 2011 22:23 in reply to "It's ahead of it's time"
Mystilleef Member since:

Does it work very well? Or are you just used to it? We are creatures of habit even when the habit is bad.

Reply Parent Score: 0