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[6]: Sigh...
by pepa on Thu 7th Apr 2011 15:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Sigh..."
pepa
Member since:
2005-07-08

Exactly because we are so bad at multitasking, it will be helpful to have a list of things that you're working on available for viewing at all times. I have read that gnome-panel will keep being available in Gnome 3 (?) which provides exactly that.

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RE[7]: Sigh...
by Mystilleef on Thu 7th Apr 2011 16:10 in reply to "RE[6]: Sigh..."
Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

A list of running applications are available for viewing at all times in GNOME 3. The only difference is that in GNOME 3 the list of applications are __not__ competing for your attention and focus. Nobody cares what applications are running in the background when they have __work__ to do.

The GNOME panels are only available in fallback mode in GNOME 3.

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RE[8]: Sigh...
by pepa on Thu 7th Apr 2011 16:40 in reply to "RE[7]: Sigh..."
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

If I have work to do that involves more than 1 application, it is relevant to know what is running. For my workflow, icons won't do, because the titles/labels of the tabs are really helpful to me.

I haven't tried Gnome3, but I should at least try fallback mode (can that be switched on even though hardware acceleration works??).

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