GNOME 3 – The Next Generation Desktop is optimized for speed and productivity. If you haven’t installed the Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 11.10, then you must give it a try – because by default you are using the unity interface of Gnome 3 instead of Gnome Shell (Latest Version : 3.2).
Gnome 3 with Gnome Shell is not something that everyone would want to try, after being called as "unholy mess" by Linus Torvalds himself . It has a number of shortcomings for a Gnome 2 user; you don't even get a desktop to put your shortcuts or files :'( . Then why would someone still want to install Gnome 3 and try it?
The GNOME Project announced yesterday, October 23rd, the immediate availability for download and testing of GNOME Shell 3.7.1. GNOME Shell 3.7.1 is the first development release towards GNOME Shell 3.8, which is part of the GNOME 3.8 desktop environment, due for release on March 27th, 2013. GNOME Shell 3.7.1 includes lots of new a... (read more)
I'm trying to get GNOME working the way I'm used to on other machines. I have my preferences set so there are 4 workspaces and the workspace switcher in the bottom panel shows 4 workspaces. When I click on any of them then I go to that workspace, and that all makes sense.
I have ALT-1, ALT-2, etc in my keyboard shortcuts set to 'switch to workspace 1', 'switch to workspace 2' etc.
Even Gnome 3.4 was not exactly a rock, but F18 with 3.6.2 is really buggy.
I got SIG11 on gnome-shell 5 to 10 times per day.
I'm considering to switch on cinnamon, but I one of few person who like gnome-shell, so I cannot decide!