How will GNOME 3.0 be Received?
Sep 28, 2010, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It could go either way.
"After a week of using GNOME Shell, the preview of GNOME 3.0, on
Fedora 13, that is the closest I can come to a prediction about how
GNOME's new desktop will be received when it is officially released
in the spring of 2011.
"On the one hand, GNOME Shell is an attractive and easy to use
interface that integrates multiple workspaces better than any
desktop that I've seen. On the other hand, it requires some
adjustments in the way you work, and, in its present form, feels
inflexible -- although part of that inflexibility may be due to
features that haven't been implemented yet.
"GNOME Shell has been available in GNOME releases since version
2.29 last year. It is not a standard part of most installations,
but you can find it in the repositories of most major
distributions. Once you install the package and its dependencies,
you can run it with the command gnome-shell --replace."