"GNOME Shell is billed as the defining technology of the GNOME 3
desktop user experience. It offers core interface functions like
switching to windows and launching applications. Essentially, GNOME
Shell could make application launchers largely unnecessary on the
GNOME desktop. However, it is not scheduled for a stable release
until September 2010. In any event, it is pretty certain that
application launchers will continue to play an important role for
"To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 6 high quality Linux
application launchers. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest for anyone who wants to improve their productivity."
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