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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Extensions -- plugins that add specialized bits of functionality to a Linux desktop -- have helped many free software projects succeed, including Vim, LibreOffice, Firefox, and Amarok. Could they do the same for the often-beleaguered GNOME 3 release series?
The GNOME Shell Extensions site has been running for a little less than a year now. Technically, it's in beta, but, if my experience is any indication, the problems are few.
They are easily identified by the comments, and can generally be solved by finding the conflicting extension that needs to be turned off. In some cases, an error will even take you automatically to a troubleshooting page.