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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.

Pretty much everything in the GNOME software stack has been touched, and it shows - GNOME 3.0 looks nothing like GNOME 2.x. The main culprit is the new GNOME Shell, which works rather differently compared to not just GNOME 2.x, but to pretty much everything else out there. As Jon McCann, a GNOME Shell designers, explains: "We've taken a pretty different approach in the GNOME 3 design that focuses on the desired experience and lets the interface design follow from that."
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I have high hopes for this in light of Unity's...suckness.
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Ooooo. Shiny.

Hehehe. The Gnome3 website is having a bad day it looks like.
Edited by Skripka - 4/6/11 at 1:39pm
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In before GNOME fanboys.
Seriously though, I will wait until a couple of 3.x releases before passing judgment.
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In before GNOME fanboys.
Seriously though, I will wait until a couple of 3.x releases before passing judgment.
Oh most definitely. Same thing most did with KDE4. Rolled back to KDE3 until 4.4 or so, and then it started getting gooder.
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Oh most definitely. Same thing most did with KDE4. Rolled back to KDE3 until 4.4 or so, and then it started getting gooder.
Gooder? Are you serious?

Anyway Gnome 3 adds features not needed by anyone who actually mult-tasks. The snap is good but that's it. It's adding all these MacOSX features that serve no purpose except to look fancy.

The standard style taskbar that's been in Windows since 95 is the probably one of the best methods of multi-tasking. I would argue that the Windows 7 is single handedly the best way of mult-tasking on a computer. ALT + Tab is terrible. Window vomit blargh thrower(Expose, or Windows + Tab) is terrible too.

Good video.

    
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Gooder? Are you serious?

Anyway Gnome 3 adds features not needed by anyone who actually mult-tasks. The snap is good but that's it. It's adding all these MacOSX features that serve no purpose except to look fancy.

The standard style taskbar that's been in Windows since 95 is the probably one of the best methods of multi-tasking. I would argue that the Windows 7 is single handedly the best way of mult-tasking on a computer. ALT + Tab is terrible. Window vomit blargh thrower(Expose, or Windows + Tab) is terrible too.

Good video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx1K7rxbZZ0
That's really all opinion based. Also, "gooder" is a figure of speech. Welcome to the internet.
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That's really all opinion based. Also, "gooder" is a figure of speech. Welcome to the internet.
No it's not, it's a made up word only those with bad grammar use.

I've never seen 'gooder' used on the internet by anyone (except for those who can't write properly)
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No it's not, it's a made up word only those with bad grammar use.

I've never seen 'gooder' used on the internet by anyone (except for those who can't write properly)
Well, Google has 1.5 million hits for the word gooder.
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No it's not, it's a made up word only those with bad grammar use.

I've never seen 'gooder' used on the internet by anyone (except for those who can't write properly)
Seriously, if you couldn't tell I said it intentionally for the sake of saying it...you need to spiff up on your perception. BESIDES, if it's in the urban dictionary, word = legit.


Seriously, though, let's get back on topic.
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Well, Google has 1.5 million hits for the word gooder.
Most of those will be from 'do-gooder'.

But on topic, Gnome 3 looks flashy, but not massively functional or efficient..

Their website is pretty patchy for me anyway though, I'll have a proper look later when it's working again
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