Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Mar 2012 22:16 UTC, submitted by fran
Gnome "GNOME 3.4 introduces a range of new features. A new document search facility allows quick access to content stored both on your device and online. Smooth scrolling means that moving through content is slick and graceful. New application menus, which are located on the top bar, provide a useful way to access application options and actions." And a lot more.
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RE: clue?
by nej_simon on Sat 31st Mar 2012 11:32 UTC in reply to "clue?"
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At what point to gnome developers and designer realize they need to radically rethink their direction?

I mean they've lost, what, 99% of their userbase in a year?? (no idea but at least 90%). How does this not throw them into a panic and total firefighting mode?


Last time I checked the three most popular distros on distrowatch all use gnome 3 as their main DE. Fedora has a vanilla gnome 3 + gnome-shell, Mint has gnome 3 + gnome-shell with some customizations and Ubuntu has gnome 3 + their own unity shell with gnome-shell as an alternative. Oh, and the fallback desktop that looks and works like gnome 2 is also available on these distros if you like that better (in fact I'm using it on Ubuntu now).

It surely doesn't look like gnome lost 90-99% of their users...

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RE[2]: clue?
by pooo on Sat 31st Mar 2012 15:10 in reply to "RE: clue?"
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You are *really* stretching the facts by claiming that ubuntu and mint use gnome3 as their default DE. The distinction your are drawing between gnome3 and gnome-shell is misleading.

Do you mean gtk3? All use gtk3 which is not the same thing at all. Mint uses a fork for gnome3. Only Fedora is using stock gnome3 which is what we're all complaining about here.

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RE[3]: clue?
by nej_simon on Sat 31st Mar 2012 21:26 in reply to "RE[2]: clue?"
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If you're claiming that gnome == gnome-shell then your post is misleading.

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RE[3]: clue?
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 31st Mar 2012 21:49 in reply to "RE[2]: clue?"
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And even then... the GNOME 2-like "fallback desktop" that the grandparent poster mentioned is only there because the real GNOME 3 does not support non-3D-hardware-accelerated display. So, enjoy it while it lasts, because as soon as the actual GNOME 3 desktop can run without 3D hardware acceleration, your precious fallback desktop will be removed.

Luckily, a large handful of replacements--from complete forks (Cinnamon) to continuations of the previous version (MATE) have been started for those of use who just don't like the nutty, arrogant marketing direction GNOME team is taking. And of course there are more alternative environments, both window managers and complete desktop environments, that should be able to please the rest of us.

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