[ Thanks to Debjit for this link.
“If you remember the development leading up to Ubuntu
10.10, you might remember the outcry over the decision to shift the
windows controls buttons from the right to the left. Well, GNOME 3
is going for something more extreme – they have decided to actually
remove the maximize and minimize buttons all together.
“This decision was announced by Owen Taylor, who wrote to the
GNOME-Shell mailing list:
“In the end, I think with GNOME 3 we need to emphasize design
coherency and slickness – what is different and better, and that
actually is more important than being 100% sure we perfectly meet