Impressive, gnome once again delivers a half-assed load of junk!
Got it all installed the difference between gnome-shell and gnome classic? Colours look a bit worse in gnome-shell, it runs a bit more laggy and it doesn't pick up any of my installed programs whereas gnome classic does. Other than that it looks absolutely nothing like anyone elses' looks like.
Best of all, you still can't get rid of that ****ing useless hot corner, removed it entirely from layout.js and the bloody thing still shows.
Another great feature of gnome - crappy crash detection that doesn't work! Connect to a remote server using ssh and watch as gnome pesters you with incredibly annoying (and wrong) errors saying your programs are not responding!
Making flash go full screen puts it in the background, so you have to click on the flash full screen program in the bottom panel bar too.
Sorry, I actually fail to see anything of worthwhile with gnome 3.8, it's hard to see how gnome could have got worse after gnome 3.6 but somehow, the gnome team actually managed it, I'm sure there's an award for that somewhere. I'm actually waiting for them to say gnome 3.8 is a late april fools joke
When I tried gnome 3.8 my experience definitely wasn't that bad (although I didn't really use the classic mode, I happen to actually like the default gnome-shell interface) but I did also run into some very annoying issues. These days I don't recommend anyone try gnome right when a new version comes out, unless you are interested in being a glorified beta tester. Since gnome 3 every gnome .0 release has had very obvious and severe bugs until after a few point releases, I get the feeling gnome really doesn't have enough beta testers or people reporting bugs. I did like that gnome 3.8 seemed much faster and smoother on my machine than 3.6, and gnome-shells memory usage also seemed massively lower. I went back to 3.6 after running into possible one of the most annoying bugs of all times though, I don't understand how they let something like this get into a final release: https://bugzilla.gno...g.cgi?id=696882 .With GTK 3.8 windows constantly forget their size, and some apps such as empathy will even randomly resize while you are using it. This kind of thing should never make it out of alpha or beta, its crazy that they've released gnome 3.8 with it If it wasn't for that issue I probably would have really enjoyed gnome 3.8, but I'm just sick of seeing gnome releases with these kinds of huge bugs.
I actually like gnome 3's UI, but I do feel there's definitely not enough attention paid to QA and bugfixing. It seems gnome releases aare 100% focused on UI changes and releases get pushed with major bugs. I've been wanting to switch to KDE, in my testing the last few KDE releases have been much more stable and polished than gnome is these days, but I'm stuck waiting for KDE 4.11 for this to get fixed: https://bugs.kde.org...g.cgi?id=307965
Regarding the classic mode, yeah I feel like they really shouldn't have bothered if they were just going to half ass it.