Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Gnome 3 - This is the end, it seems

Filed under
Software

Gnome 3 is going to be the next major Gnome desktop release. It will replace the existing version with a radical new interface, which is focused on a modern, Web 2.0 like approach to computing. All right, but is it any good?

I will try to give you two perspectives - that of a casual user and that of a veteran productivity user. After that, we will discuss Gnome 3 in general; what it is, what it isn't, how it should be treated and used, whether it can revolutionize the desktop market, and a few other things besides. However, before we begin, do note this is still an early release, so everything could and can change.

I downloaded the first Gnome 3 preview, which is built on top of openSUSE 11.4, using SUSE Studio. Now, a full review of the latest openSUSE coming soon; at the moment, let's focus on Gnome 3 thingie.

rest here




Gnome 3

Another case of developers out of touch with their users just like KDE 4.

GNOME 3

"controlled chaos" seems like good wordage, because that's exactly what I've thought of when looking at GNOME 3 screenshots. I've -never- been a fan of GNOME, but given the sheer transformation of 3, I was hoping that I might be captured by it and tempted to move from KDE, but judging from all the reviews I've read, I'm not sure that'll happen.

I'm still going to give it an honest go when the final version launches though.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal

Ninja Blocks has begun shipping the Ninja Sphere and announced it has signed up as a key partner for Canonical’s Ubuntu Core embedded device operating system, as it opens its first office in the US. The startup launched in 2012, when it was selected to participate the Startmate accelerator program, and also smashed a Kickstarter campaign for its first product, which was also called Ninja Blocks. Read more

Netrunner 14.1 – Main Edition (Frontier)

The “14.1” indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same base “trusty” like Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate: Simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place. Read more

Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

Bryce Harrington, the former Canonical employee part of Ubuntu's X/Mir team turned Samsung open-source employee, has issued the first maintenance update for Wayland 1.6. Wayland 1.6.1 and the reference compositor Weston 1.6.1 were released on Friday night by Harrington. The Wayland 1.6.1 stable update has just over a dozen changes and they're mostly tiny bug-fixes/corrections but there is also improved handling for some error situations between servers and clients. The brief Wayland 1.6.1 release announcement can be read on the Wayland mailing list. Read more

GParted Live 0.21.0 Beta 1 Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.16.7

GParted Live, a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86-based computers that can be used for creating, re-organizing, and deleting disk partitions with the help of tools that allow managing file systems, has been upgraded to version 0.21.0 Beta 1. Read more