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Gnome "Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 3.6, the latest version of the popular free desktop, as well as the GNOME developer platform. GNOME 3.6 is the third major update of GNOME 3. It builds on the foundations that we have laid with the previous 3.x releases and offers a greatly enhanced experience. The exciting new features and improvements in this release include a new login experience, integrated input methods, a refresh of the message tray, support for more online accounts, improved accessibility, and many more."
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RE[2]: Problems with Gnome
by leech on Sun 30th Sep 2012 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Problems with Gnome"
leech
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The thing I find most amusing about every Gnome-Shell article is that there are a ton of people that always say;

"Oh, Gnome-Shell sucks so bad!! But it's okay, 'cause I don't even use a DE..."

If you don't use a DE then why are you even commenting about Gnome-Shell?

I always find it amusing because I own a Nokia N900, and you can tell through and through that a lot of the design philosophy of Gnome-Shell came from it. It was even mentioned on the Gnome website and some mailing lists. By the way, I still think my N900 has the best interface. Yeah, it takes some getting used to, but it's brilliant for a touch interface.

That huge mess of icons in Gnome-Shell... it was the same issue with a non-modified version of Maemo 5. Some awesome programmer created a package called Catagorise, which then puts all the applications under normal headers like Gnome 2 and 3 do. The main difference is that when you hit the 'activities' menu on the N900, the first thing you see is the categories, instead of a big mass of icons. Gnome-Shell just has a menu next to it that shows the categories, and you can sort by that. But that's not a terrible design in and of itself, it's actually designed for a touch interface. Works pretty well too, I may add, since I have an HP touchsmart laptop to play around on.

For what it's worth, I put Windows 8 on it and it was the most horrible experience I have ever had...

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