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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
A few days ago I shared the first one thousand comments about the GNOME desktop from the 2011 GNOME User Survey. Here's now the next set of one thousand comments concerning the state of GNOME in the eyes of end-users.
1001: Add features back in that have been taken away for simplicity. Add a "System" menu to the new gnome-session-fallback. Remove the "mac-like" approach at a single application for preferences. Bring back the toolbar in Nautilus.
Listen to your end users for once.
1002: The main thing I'd like is for Gnome to have the ability to save and restore workspace layouts. I have several tasks that I regularly do that involve opening a couple terminals, gedit, etc. and I like to have them arranged in a certain way. If Gnome could group all that together and save it to be restored later, that would make it much easier to do work.
Evolution needs some serious work, especially in terms of interface, though I'm very happy with how it has progressed recently in terms of integrating with Gmail, Google Calendar and the like.
I can't really think of a third thing to change at the moment.