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Gnome 3 - This is the end, it seems

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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.

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Gnome 3

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


"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.

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