Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:56 UTC, submitted by Dart
Linux When GNOME did its version 3 and Ubuntu came up with Unity, the popularity of Linux Mint sky-rocketed, because they stuck with GNOME 2.32. The Mint team has been working on their next version for a while now, and today, they first unveiled what they're working on. There's good news - the team is working on making GNOME 3 likeable. Their question for this release: "How do we make people like Gnome 3? And what do we provide as an alternative to those who still do not want to change?"
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Gnome 3 Failed..
by reduz on Fri 4th Nov 2011 23:50 UTC
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

I can understand what Canonical is trying to do with Unity, they were sort of left with no choice. However, writing a desktop shell seems like a huge task and itÅ› taking them a long time to get it to an usable state and adding enough customization options to make it appealing to most users. (something they promised but did not deliver yet).

However, Gnome 3 is even much more disliked than Unity, given the change is much more radical and based on concepts that are not even tested or solid.

At this point, I wonder how long it will take fedora to give up and start adding extensions to Gnome 3 to make it more usable for most people too..

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RE: Gnome 3 Failed..
by helf on Sat 5th Nov 2011 16:39 in reply to "Gnome 3 Failed.."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

...I've been using Fedora 15 for about 2 weeks now with no issues other than a few graphical ones due to video drivers.

I was in the gnome3 hate camp for awhile after I gave the initial buggy as hell version a go. I tried it again and I'm loving it.

The only thing I've changed is I've installed the alternative logout menu.

'Techies' seem to amazingly afraid of change :p

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RE[2]: Gnome 3 Failed..
by reduz on Sat 5th Nov 2011 20:53 in reply to "RE: Gnome 3 Failed.."
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

As been discussed a million times. Expose style window switching is not for everyone. It depends which apps do you use and how many of them. Works for some people, doesn't for other.

Gnome 3 devs don't seem to get that, so a lot of people really dislikes their shell.

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RE[2]: Gnome 3 Failed..
by ichi on Sat 5th Nov 2011 23:49 in reply to "RE: Gnome 3 Failed.."
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

'Techies' seem to amazingly afraid of change :p


I have no problem trying new things at home, but at work it's a whole different issue.

Why would I spend time adjusting my workflow if all I've seen so far in Gnome3 seems to screw the way I like to work with multiple apps at once?

I might change my mind in the future if I find benefits in it, but so far I don't.

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