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Preview of GNOME 3.5.5
by Susan Linton - Aug. 13, 2012Comments (30)
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Matthias Clasen gave readers of his blog another one of his release previews this Saturday of the upcoming GNOME 3.5.5. The big feature this release is the "new screen lock implementation." Beyond that, various applications and System Settings received some improvements as well.Clasen said the new screen lock mechanism is actually a sheild that lifts when depressing "Esc" or by dragging with the mouse. Underneath is the unlock screen. Clasen said it still has a few issues, but it works well.     Some System Settings panels have been improved. Clasen said, "is now possible to select drivers, set default options and control queued jobs" in the printer configuration panel.  The Network panel got the same treatment. For example, "The network combo box has been turned into a list that shows not only access points that are in range, but also saved connections."  See Clasen's full post for more detail.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 13, 2012Who Cares....
Gnome 3 is Dead
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by Sanders on Aug. 13, 2012More of the same, as the anonymous user above points out, who cares any more...
Installing XFCE on Debian wheezy while I read the article.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 13, 2012Gnome 3 is far from dead... I think to project is doing a great job. Keep up the good work guys!
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 13, 2012Gnome 3 is far from dead... I think to project is doing a great job. Keep up the good work guys!
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by Sanders on Aug. 13, 2012More of the same, as the anonymous user above points out, who cares any more...
Installing XFCE on Debian wheezy while I read the article.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 13, 2012Gnome 3 its dead or if not it'll dead. Defeat its eminent..
Please back Gnome2 :'(
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 14, 2012Really not fond of Gnome3 at all, but I am now happily using Mate. Kudos to the Mate team.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 14, 2012Same feature as Windows 8. But still a great one
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 14, 2012KDE 4 was regarded similarly as Gnome 3. But when KDE 4.5 had gotten here it wasn't too bad. With Gnome 3.5.5 the community still abhors the DE and it still is not feature complete. Will it ever be on par, feature to feature, with Gnome 2? I doubt it.
I agree with the earlier anon, Gnome is dead.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 14, 2012I have tried to work with Gnome 3.* several times. I can't. It's not that I don't like it; it's that I can't. Rather than being something that is running in the background, keeping out of sight, Gnome 3.* now takes center stage, dictating what it is, or is not, what it allows you to do.
As other people have mentioned, I have moved to Xfce and never looked back. Bye bye, Gnome.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 14, 2012Gnome 3 is not dead. A vociferous bunch of wingers are actively commenting every time it is mentioned – still spitting the dummy.
Gnome 3 (Gnome shell) is a very productive system to work under on the desktop, after a few minor tweaks to personalise it. No more squinting at the task-bar when trying to change to another application. Just nudge the top left corner and click on the desired window or favourite.
I replaced Gnome 2 on my partners desktop a little aprehensive about the reaction (she doesn't like change). She later informed my that she loves it and finds it much easier to use, especially when she had a lot of windows open.
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by drejones on Aug. 14, 2012God I hated Gnome 2! Keep up the good work!
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 14, 2012Gnome 3 decision people are arrogant and never hear their users. In OpenSource World, this mean you are coming to a dead end.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 15, 2012MATE! welcome back to the repository
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 15, 2012Thats a pretty cool idea having the locked screen like that!
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 15, 2012Gnome 3 may not be dead but it's smelling pretty bad and I, for one, won't be using it.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 15, 2012I don't like xfce, i have always liked gnome the best and there is a reason people put it as the default. Look at backtrack 5 for example.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 15, 2012Keep the changes coming! Gnome 3 rocks.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 15, 2012meh, looks good on screenshots, but in practice the workflow is horrible.
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by Knighthawk5193 on Aug. 15, 2012Well I love it! not everyone "hates" Gnome! It happens to be just perfect for my needs, and I'm hoping the continue working on it, it's something totally different, and works like it should....here's to more iterations of Gnome for the Fedora and other Linux OS'es!
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by Thanatopsis on Aug. 15, 2012Gnome has gone from a 45% market share to less than 20% with the release of gnome 3. This shows that the majority of gnome users have left for other DE's. Some people like Gnome 3, most do not. For the most part Gnome is done for. Sad really. I was a huge gnome 2 fan.
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by Ashes on Aug. 15, 2012Man, Gnome 3 is *pretty* -- I want to like it. But I've got to agree that in terms of use it just does not work for me. I feel like the locking mechanism is more of the same; the concept is nice and it sure is visually striking, but in use I'd just find it frustrating.
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 15, 2012It took getting use to Gnome3, change does not come easy. However I spend all my time on the keyboard. Being able to just press the "windows" key and continue typing to open my application is AWESOME. Saves me time where I don't have to grab my mouse and click something. Gnome3 is awesome and a great improvement over other DE's. The developers went with this change to improve the user experience and they succeeded. So stop crying all you "I-don't-like-change" whiners.
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by Tesillos on Aug. 16, 2012KDE3
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 16, 2012OMFG NOOOOO!!!!!! Not windows 8 gnome edition.
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by Gudata on Aug. 16, 2012gnome2 or lxde
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by an anonymous user on Aug. 16, 2012I like Gnome 3. Once you install a few extensions, it works really well. Here is where they could improve: Give us back the minimize, maximize buttons on windows. Give us back options to customize the panel. Just generally more customization options.
Guys, Gnome 3 is not as bad as everyone is saying. I have been using it for several months and it has been one of the most stable linux environments I have used. I have even been using it for my work. So, please stop bashing it. I'd like it to keep coming with more improvements. Give it a chance.
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by TD on Aug. 17, 2012There are already enough Win95 imitations. I started with Gnome3 during the beta and have been drawn to it ever since. It's the fastest and easiest desktop to navigate. No more hunting through menus to find my apps -- a couple of key presses and I'm in. Yeah, it's going through some growing pains. A lot of people don't like change and many seem unwilling to take 5 minutes to learn a few shortcuts or activate a few of the extensions that might make all the difference to them. I also don't get why every article I read about my favorite desktop is filled with flaming comments by the same users repeated over and over again. Don't these people have something useful to do than bash something they aren't even using? If you like something different go join their mailing list and help them make it better.
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by EazyVG on Aug. 19, 2012Though I have been a hardcore KDE user, primariliy on desktops, I always somehow preferred Gnome on notebooks and today am running Gnome Shell, ditching disney styled Unity (though it might end up being good UI for tablets). I eagerly look forward to further developments of Gnome 3 & Shell, but gotta say that it has to be accelerated not to be left behind by other fast developing alternatives.
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by Andrea on Aug. 27, 2012hi people,
Gnome3 is really far from dead and is one of the best-to-use desktop environments in Ubuntu and LinuxMint!! I love Gnome-Shell in opposite to Unity (really ugly!!) and Cinnamon (nearly not Useable and I don't get warm with it!!). So guys: please keep up your good work and please develope Gnome3 with Gnome-Shell onwards!!
The users, who complain about it, have never tried its options and its full taste!! Why not starting your files directly from the upper panel and why not haveing your system-settings in your user-menue directly and why not also easily find your apps through klicking on "Activities"?? And why not Useing mdm as login-manager instead of light-dm or even GDM??
The truth is. GDM might be dead and really unusable. But MDM isn't!! MDM gives so many possibilities what to do...You can change your session, your language and alter settings.
So: why is Gnome3 dead and unusable?? No, the opposite is true!! But: the user ricotz with his ppa-repository should downgrade the package gnome-shell-extensions again to version 3.5.4 because he upgraded that one and did not upgrade gnome-shell to 3.5.5. So the problem is, that the extensions do not work properly for the moment. For example, the user-themes are not working or the extended places-menu. But the app-menue works and the normal places-menue.
And what I also figured out is, that I can't currently the gtk3-theme in Tewak-Tool. This should be fixed.
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