For those who has yet to experience Linux with GNOME, blessed are those who will experience GNOME 3.0 come September 2010 because they won’t have to unlearn what is with the GNOME 2.x desktop! Well, it depends on your distro. For starters, ToPaZ is set to change our GNOME user experience with GNOME Shell and GNOME Zeitgeist (now called GNOME Activity Journal). Zeitgeist aims to provide easy access to our documents much as Windows Vista Start Menu does but in a different fashion.
Without further ado, here’s what to expect with GNOME 3.0:
1. Only GNOME Shell requires 3D or graphics acceleration. If you don’t want GNOME Shell, you can still use Panel and Metacity from GNOME 2.x
2. Nautilus will still be the default file manager
3. GNOME 3.0 does not depend on Mono
4. GNOME 2.x applications will still work on GNOME 3.0
we expect GNOME 3.0 to not befall the fate of KDE 4.0 which is a disaster (or is it?). No offense to KDE fans but this GNOME/KDE hate flame is nonsense. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Enough said!