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i have tried gnome 3 and i have to say i think it is the single most beautiful simple interface that does away with menus and adds some really graphical functionality. and i hope that mac will start to use the dashboard in the same way, the only reason i do not use it at present is i have windows programs that are no good with wine or crossover namely the cs5 stuff. its a shame that gnome shell itsnt developed to cross over.

so does anyone else like gnome shell? i would love to see a very similar if not rip off in osx one day

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I like gnome, but it is to much for my older PIII laptop, so I use openbox. But Gnome is my preferred Desktop Manager.

Gnome has nothing to do with WINE or CrossOver. They are completely separate projects.

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yeah i know, i meant that i do not use ubuntu or any other distro because i need sertain windows based programs and dislike the functionality of the alternatives, but that was off topic so my fault for the miss understanding. however im talking about gnome shell / gnome 3 gui its like if windows and mac had a baby

google gnome shell. i realise the way it works is no different to gnome currently but its so much nicer then unity and really is nice to use.

http://fedoraproject.org/

fedora use gnome shell too

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I'm still on Ubuntu 10.04 and made gnome look alike OSX Snow Leo. I'm also running Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Wolfenstein, Tomb Raider and more with Wine.

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I tried out debian wheezy recently and it used gnome 3.2. I liked it. I had to tweak it of course a bit to get it just so, but isn't that true of all desktop environments. In fact, if I hadn't finally figured out how to get snow leopard on my old laptop I'd be using it.

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I have not tried Gnome Shell yet. I'll put it on my todo list.

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I think gnome shell is amazing. I could understand power users not liking it but for laptops as such i find it perfect, so quick.

Also for anyone who doesn't know about it check out the gnomeshellextensions web page - makes customising it so much easier.|

Also there's an OS X style theme on gnomelooks which spices it up a bit

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rockinron has summed it up quite well.

i owe you a bit of help when you need it pm me i could help probably?

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Here is an information link for Gnome Shell

It looks pretty interesting.

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For laptops,its very nice.But as i consider myself a poweruser and used to the old ways of doing things,i must say i can't live with it.Btw,i got used to Win7->Win8 transition though..And might i add,since i see someone up top mentioned Ubuntu,Unity is the worst thing that ever happened for a GUI lol.Running Debian stable currently,still with the old Gnome.Good to know someone picked up where Gnome team left off... MATE Desktop :wink2:

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I just read the SolusOS 1 is now released. It uses Gnome for its desktop and is based on Debian Stable.

When I find some time, I'll give Solus a try and let you know what I think.

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Gnome 3 is cool and I've no problems with Wine at all. I can't imagine of any wine problems related to gnome sorry.

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gnome 3 is verry polished desktop...worth installing...yes!

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If it was more dual-monitor friendly it could have been perfect. But then the same applies to ML/Lion. No real control over dual-monitor (and multi-workspace) setups really lets both the OS's down from a power user side. But I stand by what I said earlier; for laptops / casual use gome 3 is awesome

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Try Pantheon-shell (Elementary OS), it really gives you (some of) the OS X experience.

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just intalled  gnome-3 on my free-bsd build(had to manually compile it) works nice though.

it seems that some distros are taking time to build packages for new gui's..bsd is one of those..



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I just had to log back in (been a while) to say that I love Gnome-shell 3.10 and all the new core apps ^_^, I prefer to use a few extentions to make it more usefull such as and I recomend dash to dock, because I would rather have a dock that sits on my desktop and only needs one click to get to it.

 

ps. for docky and plank fans.

I have worked out a way to make the dash launch from docky / plank and this seems to be a lot like launch pad, it uses the super key bound to a .desktop file. I dont use this method anymore as I am used to Gnome Shell 3.10, but it might make OsX fans a bit happier.



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I love gnome! For the every day user and office use, gnome is very efficient and if you have the right hardware it flies!



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^ the right hardware hmmm... not really

 

personally i think gnome 3 is visually stunning , but the amount of resources it use up are quite a lot compared to other DE ( something like XFCE , LXDE, or the good ol' gnome 2 )  , not to mention the amount of dependencies it needs,  and the amount of time it takes to be compiled if by chance you are using a source-based linux distribution like i do.

 

but who am i to judge, it's a matter of taste anyway.

as a power user i prefer some dynamic lightweight window manager like awesome or bspwm. Both are certainly customizable , keyboard-driven , dual monitor friendly , and certainly a lot lighter than gnome, good news is awesome can be used in conjuntion to gnome shell as well)







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