As its that time of year when can all get excited about a new distro I figured I would do things a little differently this time round and have been playing around with VirtualBox, Fedora, SuSe and particularly anything to do with Gnome-Shell.
And its Gnome-Shell I could use your help or opinion with. I played with it ... it grew on me .. and on balance I think I like it ... BUT ..
Compared to what we have now curtsey of Mint Menu I cant see the benefit. Step back and think about it for a moment.
I can move the mouse to a corner and see my favourites .. Mint - move and click.
I can move the mouse to a corner then move to applications .. Mint - move, click, move click ...
So far it has saved me 2 mouse clicks but eaten up a bunch of system resource to do so. I know there is more to shell than just this but following the same logic with other features I cant see the benefit compared to Mint, some other distros yes, but not Mint.
So here is the question, am I just being dim ? have I missed something vital .. do you have a different take.
Please do not mistake this post as a dig at Gnome I think the guys have done a good job. They have delivered something new and innovative, more importantly they have delivered it with thought to legacy support and provided a fallback position at the same time. M$ never ever show this much respect for their users and KDE fell short of the mark with version 4.... I just cant figure out the real benefit compared to what we already have through Mint
Please let me know if I missed something..