A neutral approach at GNOME Shell and a comparison with Unity

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Ubuntu

Today’s the 27th of March. Just 10 days to go for the release of the next version of the most popular X Desktop environment: GNOME 3. I decided to give its beta a try, and downloaded and installed the latest versions of GNOME Shell, and other GNOME programs (empathy, nautilus, gnome-control-center, gnome-themes-standard including Adwaita, etc) from the GNOME3 Ubuntu Natty PPA.

A couple of things entered my system, due to some conflicts some other not-so-important things were removed, but the system didn’t break. To get a nice experience, I even changed my wallpaper to the blue lines one which is default in GNOME 3. Then I ran gnome-shell –replace.

The first experience