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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Comment by t3RRa
by t3RRa on Wed 6th Apr 2011 23:08 UTC
t3RRa
Member since:
2005-11-22

Let me say this first, this comment contains only my thought/impression. Not to start flame war or anything.

Not a single person spotted so here it goes. As soon as I saw the UI on their website, I thought it somewhat very similar to Unity by Ubuntu team. (Given that this aims for similar set of devices than it is understandable since there should be boundary/limitation in human imagination)

And while watching the video on the website, I thought oh this and that features are already in KDE4 and Mac OS X.. I neither know nor want to track the history of each feature anyway so I am just saying there are similar/same features already found in other DE/OS.

My final thought was that by just looking at the UI and some features shown in the video, GNOME3 looks like mimic of KDE4, Mac OS X and Unity ( in alphabetical order (: ) *to me*,

Though I guess there should be differences beyond them, until I try it out I cannot tell.

Anyway, kudos to GNOME dev team.

Edited 2011-04-06 23:09 UTC

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RE: Comment by t3RRa
by Mystilleef on Thu 7th Apr 2011 00:02 in reply to "Comment by t3RRa"
Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

The videos and screenshots don't do GNOME Shell justice. You have to use it, for at least 2 weeks, to appreciate the fact that its experience is unique among desktop environments.

Edited 2011-04-07 00:03 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by t3RRa
by t3RRa on Thu 7th Apr 2011 02:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by t3RRa"
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

Come on. I have already said that Though I guess there should be differences beyond them, until I try it out I cannot tell.. What I meant was that unless I try I cannot judge. and I know that. Still I could feel a bit what the experience would be like, with those videos and screenshots.

However, even they might not do full justice, if it doesn't do at all then no point of putting up screenshots or videos in the first place!

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RE: Comment by t3RRa
by Ruahine on Thu 7th Apr 2011 00:03 in reply to "Comment by t3RRa"
Ruahine Member since:
2005-07-07

Fully agree with you!

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