"Techpark6 has been running the Release Candidate for
the last two weeks to figure out what changes are in store for
GNOME 2.26. The actual changes are mostly minor and not likely to
cause huge reactions.
"You'll likely hear a lot said about the GNOME desktop, but
adjectives like "exciting," "cutting edge," and "revolutionary"
will not be one of them . Rather, GNOME takes pride in their
desktop's stability, ease of use, & its ability to get out of
the user's way so the user can get to work. GNOME 2.26 continues
this trend faithfully, enough so that this release's mantra could
be called "steady as she goes.""