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Previewing Gnome Shell in Ubuntu

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If all goes according to plan, Ubuntu 10.10 will sport Gnome 3, which represents a radical overhaul of Ubuntu’s default graphical user interface in the form of Gnome Shell, when it debuts a year from now. In order get a taste of what this desktop of the future will look like, I’ve spent the last few days using the development version. Here’s what I’ve found.

Gnome has been around now for a decade, and its approach to the desktop hasn’t changed remarkably in that time. Gnome 1.x doesn’t differ in any fundamental way from the 2.2x versions available in the latest Ubuntu releases. Traditional Gnome also behaves similarly to the interfaces of most proprietary operating systems.

That will all change with Gnome 3, however, which will bring a totally new interface to the table in the form of Gnome Shell.

Gnome Shell in action




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