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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What's the big deal?
by axilmar on Thu 7th Apr 2011 13:37 UTC
axilmar
Member since:
2006-03-20

I downloaded the live Cd and I got to a pretty much standard Gnome desktop; a top bar with 'applications' and 'places' menus, time, sound volume and network icon; a bottom bar with workspaces; and a blue background.

The applications are standard Linux apps: Firefox, Evolution, Gimp etc.

What exactly is the big deal with Gnome 3? from what I remember, Gnome 2 was extremely similar.

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RE: What's the big deal?
by roverrobot on Thu 7th Apr 2011 23:19 in reply to "What's the big deal?"
roverrobot Member since:
2006-07-23

Use it for real for a day or two, and ask yourself the same question. You may have an answer then.

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RE: What's the big deal?
by AdamW on Fri 8th Apr 2011 21:49 in reply to "What's the big deal?"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

That's the fallback mode.

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