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I can see your point. But think of a Windows 7 user - they have a 'Start' menu, a quick launch toolbar, a task bar for window switching and a systray always available. As far as I can see none of these are immediately visible in the Gnome 3 shell. So it could be as confusing an experience as with previous Gnome versions.

I suppose I am a power Unix user and can't do what I want easily in the Gnome shell. I was seriously thinking of ugrading to Fedora 15, now I'm not at all sure.

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Personally though I think Gnome 3 is going to be much easier for Windows
converts to grasp, I think they had an tendency to find all the applets
and the workspace switcher in 2, too confusing.

I also think that the new way of switching between windows is far better
if you have lots of windows open - in which case the switcher bar in
Gnome 2 just became a hideous mess of far too many tiny buttons, which
you couldnt distinguish between without hovering your mouse over each
one and reading the tooltip to see which one was for what window.

If youve only got a handful of windows open you can just move one to the
side and click the other without having to goto 'Activities', and even
when you do need to, a single press of the Windows key saves you having
to move the mouse to it.

Maybe its just my zen minimalist ideal but Im glad the applets have gone
-- too much 'junk' which had the potential to confuse newbies. Like
Dashboard in Mac OS X - out of all the Mac users I know, and I know a
lot, no one uses it, and many are confused by its presence.

I guess it depends what you want - a power Unix user style workstation
or something which has the potential to attract average Windows
consumers who still throw a fit if you put a PC in front of them which
isnt running something made by Microsoft.

Personally Im happy to see Gnome going after the latter, others will
have different ideals of course, but mine is a world where Linux is a
true desktop contender for the average Joe.
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