GNOME Shell Works Without GPU Driver Support
Phoronix: GNOME Shell Works Without GPU Driver Support
As reported on Thursday, GNOME Shell / Mutter no longer requirements OpenGL-accelerated hardware drivers. It's possible to run this GNOME3 desktop with a software back-end via Gallium3D's LLVMpipe...
Long live the fallback mode
As long as there are people who love the fallback mode there will be packages for it. Fallback mode will prevail. Take a look at mint, they are doing it right.