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GNOME 3.10 Released!
 

The latest update to GNOME 3, version 3.10, has been released. This release comes six months after the previous version, and includes new features, new applications, and many improvements.

 

Introducing the release, Allan Day (GNOME Design Team) said, ?GNOME 3.10 is a significant upgrade for our users, and developers will benefit from new features in the application development platform. Our contributors did an incredible job and have created a really exciting release.

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I find it funny they use the Ubuntu font on the website.

 

Also, is the new merged toolbar+titlebar a hack? I presume they just added a close button to the toolbar and removed the old titlebar. I wonder how that will look like used in a different DE which still relies on drawing a separate titlebar.

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Nice, will have to give this a go in a VM later. Hoping they took care of some of the (at least for me) usability issues, maybe dialed back on the dumbing-down (again, opinion), etc. I liked some of the changes from v2, but a lot of them... not so much.

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I hope this makes it into Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I would love to give it a try.

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It looks really nice.

 

 

Too bad now I still have to wait for the Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade in order to install that.

And too bad as well that the 3.8 themes and add-ons will break again  :/

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'Hi-resolution display and smart card support.'

Errr, smart card support...?

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People still use that bloated thing?

 

Have never liked Gnome. I prefer KDE even over Gnome, but I use the lite stuff, XFCE, for me!!

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People still use that bloated thing?

 

Have never liked Gnome. I prefer KDE even over Gnome, but I use the lite stuff, XFCE, for me!!

 

Well, yes, I guess people still use it  :D

 

I'm certainly not a fan of Gnome 3.x but out of the most common DEs I'd still take it over KDE or Unity.

I had high hopes for E17 but it has came to somewhat disappoint me... I was liking it a lot better in it's earlier stages.

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It looks really nice.

 

 

Too bad now I still have to wait for the Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade in order to install that.

And too bad as well that the 3.8 themes and add-ons will break again  :/

The new monitor/display manager looks really nice.

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Well, yes, I guess people still use it  :D

 

I'm certainly not a fan of Gnome 3.x but out of the most common DEs I'd still take it over KDE or Unity.

It's pretty desktop but looking over your video from above I see they still haven't dealt with my biggest gripes about it, pity. Personally feels like a bigger mess than Windows 8 when it comes to a desktop PC, well before tweaks/addons of course, there's some good ones for both that improve usability a lot. Some of the design decisions are just bad and counter-productive.. there's good things in there too that I do like but the rest of it just kills it.

Couldn't say I agree about KDE though, out of all the Linux desktops that one feels the most complete in my opinion.. some of them sacrifice too much functionality all in the name of being lightweight. I get it if you're using old underpowered hardware but I don't get it when somebody runs something like LXDE on a high performance system.. seems like a waste, what's the point? I dunno, just opinion of course, feels like installing Windows 95 on a reasonably current system.. got all that horsepower, put it to work.

Unity oddly enough has actually been growing on me somewhat, it's been evolving rather nicely.. (Well, minus keeping the semi-brain dead version of Nautilus along with it, thank you Nemo.) I'd take that over Gnome 3 any day now.. it's a pity that I'll probably never touch it again once 14.04 rolls around due to the under-the-hood changes that are coming.. I'm no fortune teller but I suspect there's going to be bigger fallout from that versus when they switched from Gnome to Unity in the first place.

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unity and gnome have been annoying. i think i'd stick with kde for now until all these interface developers stop thinking that tablet interfaces suck on desktops.

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 I like the changes, seems like Gnome is shaping up to be decent

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Couldn't say I agree about KDE though, out of all the Linux desktops that one feels the most complete in my opinion

 

KDE stands true to what you would expect from a DE (usability wise) and as such I guess I should like it more but for some reason I don't. I can't put my finger on why is that exactly, and it's weird because I actually liked KDE 3 a lot.

 

Maybe I'm so used to GTK now that Qt feels weird... I don't know  :/

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I like the way GNOME is going. It's one of the few desktop environments that's starting fresh and doing a good job of it

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Maybe I'm so used to GTK now that Qt feels weird... I don't know  :/

Yea, I can understand that.. for me, dealing with two different toolkits can be a pain sometimes, doesn't always mix well together visually, especially if you like to deviate away from the stock look and feel. Although nowhere near as irritating as some random application on Windows that decides to be cute by using custom theme versus using what the system is set to, extra annoyance credit for using a Luna lookalike, looks oh-so-spiffy on my Aero desktop. I mostly like KDE for the flexibility, it makes no bones about giving you options for everything (usually in 20 different places, just to be sure you noticed) and doesn't try to coddle you and assume you're three years old, completely opposite of where Gnome's headed. I also like, just for giggles, that it has a Windows version. Personally though, for a balance of functionality versus keeping it simple, I think Unity hit the sweet spot, would be my second choice or third choice (tossup with Cinnamon).. easy without being absurd.

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unity and gnome have been annoying. i think i'd stick with kde for now until all these interface developers stop thinking that tablet interfaces suck on desktops.

 

I wished I could like KDE but I just can't stand it. I do like some of the apps, it's just the desktop is too complicated. It's not that I can't tweak it, because I do know how, I just prefer something simpler. To me the best desktop right now is Cinnamon. It does have some bugs still because it is a new project but it does everything I need. I'm looking forward to their 2.0 release where they finally become independent from Gnome.

 

My next best fav is XFCE. :)

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It's pretty desktop but looking over your video from above I see they still haven't dealt with my biggest gripes about it, pity. Personally feels like a bigger mess than Windows 8 when it comes to a desktop PC, well before tweaks/addons of course, there's some good ones for both that improve usability a lot. Some of the design decisions are just bad and counter-productive.. there's good things in there too that I do like but the rest of it just kills it.

Couldn't say I agree about KDE though, out of all the Linux desktops that one feels the most complete in my opinion.. some of them sacrifice too much functionality all in the name of being lightweight. I get it if you're using old underpowered hardware but I don't get it when somebody runs something like LXDE on a high performance system.. seems like a waste, what's the point? I dunno, just opinion of course, feels like installing Windows 95 on a reasonably current system.. got all that horsepower, put it to work.

Unity oddly enough has actually been growing on me somewhat, it's been evolving rather nicely.. (Well, minus keeping the semi-brain dead version of Nautilus along with it, thank you Nemo.) I'd take that over Gnome 3 any day now.. it's a pity that I'll probably never touch it again once 14.04 rolls around due to the under-the-hood changes that are coming.. I'm no fortune teller but I suspect there's going to be bigger fallout from that versus when they switched from Gnome to Unity in the first place.

 

Me too, Unity is growing on me too.I like having every thing done by keyboard and almost never touch a mouse

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