Four tweaks to bring back missing functionality in GNOME 3.0
Posted on: 06/01/2011 01:20 PM

Ars Technica posted four tweaks to bring back missing functionality in GNOME 3.0

Four tweaks to bring back missing functionality in GNOME 3.0


The user interface shell of the open source GNOME desktop environment was completely redesigned for GNOME 3.0, which was released last month. The update brought a multitude of significant changes to the environment's underlying technical infrastructure and the user-facing desktop experience. Fedora became the first major Linux distribution to ship the new GNOME environment with the official launch last week of Fedora 15.

Now that we have had the opportunity to spend some serious hands-on time with a well-packaged GNOME 3.0 configuration on a production desktop system, we can make some informed judgements about the user interface changes. The new GNOME shell has a ton of intelligent usability improvements and productivity-enhancing features, but it's still far from perfect. There are some design decisions that we don't understand, some that are highly debatable, and a very small handful that are just plain bad.



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