Furthermore gnome-shell tries to be Windows 8 which is truly disaster.
Do you mind trying to detail why you think GNOME3 is trying to be Windows 8?
I also find it a bit strange since GNOME3 was released over a year before Windows 8.
But mostly I find it strange that people still care about this issue.
We know that some of you don't like GNOME3. But realize that a lot of us actually do, and are getting kind of tired of all the hating.
It's been almost two years since GNOME 3.0, and the GNOME project seem to be doing fine.
I used to use Fedora for everything, over time I have had to relieve fedora of various duties because it is no longer capable of handling them. At this point for me Fedora is reduced to something that I fire up in a VM just for curiosity, because I can't get it to do any of the things I used to do with it.
As much I disliked Gnome Shell and Unity in their first releases, they've become very usable and now I prefer them to traditional desktop metaphors. And even more with with Gnome shell extensions. Not everyone likes it, though, and thus I understand the uproar when they announced they were ditching gnome fallback.
They should include by default some of the most popular extensions. I'd like to see the Dash to dock extension behavior included by default.
I recently installed the latest Cinammon on my ArchLinux box, and i really like it. I believe that the right thing to do for both Cinammon AND Gnome project is to merge Cinnamon to Gnome and let the user decide which of the two desktop metaphores to use.
I have been using Gnome Shell since its release, and while i like it for casual everyday use, like listening to music, surfing the net etc, when i want to get work done i just can't. It gets in the way. It is not designed with productivity in mind. I have really tried to figure out a way to make it suit my workflow, but i always end up using more input to perform the same actions.
Cinnamon isn't perfect either. While it is a classic Desktop metaphore, it is in need of further development. Needs more options etc.
Would it be so difficult for Gnome project to include Cinnamon and provide an option in the control panel to switch to it? That way both tablet/casual users AND traditional productivity users would become satisfied... Of course ego should get out of the way first...
That way both tablet/casual users AND traditional productivity users would become satisfied.
Please don't assume that everyone who actually enjoys Gnome-Shell are "casual users" and not "productivity users".
That is just as offensive as the people who are saying that those who do not like Gnome-Shell are dinosaurs without a future (I am paraphrasing here, of course).
Neither is true. It is purely a matter of personal taste.