I use Gnome 3.x with Fedora 16 on my netbook and it's OK. You can control most with the keyboard like switching workspaces (which are created on demand), closing windows or opening this search/start applications (similar to KDE netbook).
However, KDE has the option to set kwin as a tiling window manager, which I totally miss in Gnome and is essential on netbooks with a small display. I hate using that tiny touchpad or always carry a mouse with me.
So, when does Gnome come up with tiling?
//edit: or at least automatically start every application maximized?
Last edited by zoomblab; 03-27-2012 at 08:29 AM.