But it is not the best desktop for everyone, and THIS is the mistake GNOME is making. When millions of people do not like their decisions, they wage a war on users. That's silly.
War on users is total crap. Please reply on specifics instead of making claims without backing them up. Did you actually watch the video? He for instance addressed that various changes have been made and also did a quick poll to see how many people like it.
What is it exactly that gnome 3 improves over gnome 2 productivity-wise? All of you saying that gnome 3 is better should justify it just like the gnome 3 haters should justify their decision.
About the video: Fuck that guy. Who the fuck is he to tell me that I cannot adapt or other subtle insults he throws at the anti gnome 3 people? Hear me Vincent Untz? FUCK YOU! You and other losers are the reason the linux desktop is now fucked. Gnome 2 was good enough. Improve that don't come up with 'revolutionary' shit. How do you think we will attract windows users? By giving them something completely different from windows? FUCK YOU YOU IDIOT!
Ok, for a start the guy in the video didn't do himself any favours by labelling people as haters, but the video is still worth watching after that. Opinions ranted on forums such as this are normally just as inflammatory but if you're seeking to persuade people over something this subjective, it's not best to label people with opposing views in such a derogatory way.
For me, Gnome 3 make the keyboard useful. I can quickly launch programs by keyboard without installing additional (and to my mind inferior) programs such as gnome do. Rather than being a 'tablet os', it feel's like a desktop os, designed with keyboards in mind.
Gnome 2 fans talk about their love for the gnome 2 menu. You can add similar functionality via extensions if you'd like but personally, but I hated it. I hate fiddling though menus trying to find the app I want to launch. In gnome 3 I can launch most apps in a few keystrokes.
They're also introducing classic mode for people who like the traditional desktop and don't want to have to fish through the extensions necessary themselves.
Extensions offer vast amount of customisation. I don't use many but the ones I do use greatly improve my experience for my needs. Extensions such as jump lists, which makes all my most recently accessed documents for a particular docked program available simply by right clicking the programs icon in the dock.
I'm not saying I like all the things gnome 3 does. I don't like how they're in the process of trying to move various menu options, unity style, to the top bar. Its currently only the case in a few apps so far and it seems like a mess. I also understand the irritation that they removed the tree view from nautilus. I haven't used it recently but I've used it a lot in the past. We'll have to see if they replace it with something else at some point. But overall, for me, I do think gnome 3 is a vast improvement over gnome 2.
Hopefully those who still want a more traditional desktop, out of the box, will be satisfied with classic mode. We'll have to see.
the direction gnome took with gnome shell is the reason that for the first time ever i started to like gnome.
i don't care about the syndroms you have.
There are people who like to be being beaten and there are people who like gnome shell. I don't have any syndroms and an iphone syndrome is the one the most gnome devs and fanboys suffer the most. Gnome 3 is just a failed experiment.