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GNOME 3 - Made of Easy

In case you haven’t heard: the GNOME 3 website is now live! Check it out, if you haven’t already. And spread the word: we want as many people to hear about this as possible.

The launch of is an exciting development, since it’s the GNOME project’s first major opportunity to tell the world about all the cool stuff that’s going to be in the upcoming release. The site will evolve over the coming days and weeks to include additional information, new, rich content (such as Jason‘s awesome videos), and ways to try the new release: so look out for updates. If you would like to help with the site, please get in touch via the marketing mailing list or #marketing on

Another good thing about the site is that it means we now have a definitive set of answers to peoples’ questions about GNOME 3. The interwebs contain a fair amount of misinformation about the upcoming release, so please point people in the direction of the FAQ when necessary.

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20 Responses to is live!

  1. Philipp says:

    I found a typo in the FAQ’s header image.
    It says “Commons …”, should be “Common …”, right?

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  3. Chris says:

    Yay! Will we see working live-media? In case you need a helping hand, I believe the openSUSE folks have a nicely working build.

    • Allan says:

      That’s the plan! We’re waiting for the openSUSE build to mature a little, and we need there to be a way for users to run it without too many technical hurdles getting in their way – either by providing a graphical install to USB dohickey, or an .iso that can be burned to disk.

  4. Ivan Čukić says:

    Looks nice!

    One suggestion though, in the main image on the index page, the letter ‘I’ in the phrase ‘introducing the next generation GNOME desktop’ is tied to the left border so it looks more like a ‘ntroducing the next generation GNOME desktop’


  5. Dave says:

    Screenshot: Network, Network C…, Network P…, Network P…, Network T…

    Marketing lingo: “…easier to use than ever before.”

    This is a joke, right?

  6. Jon says:

    I was just browsing around, where you can almost see the dust balls blowing across the screen. So this is where things are happening!

    • Allan says:

      You’re welcome to help, if you’d like! 😉 Seriously, we know about this, but we’re pretty short-handed. Most people working on GNOME marketing are volunteers.

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  8. Jones Lee says:

    Where is my Facebook ‘Like’ button? 🙂

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  10. F Wolff says:

    Thanks for the work. I hope there is at least plans to have this translated. If this is static HTML, I think the converter from the Translate Toolkit can convert this to a .pot file for translators. With some language detection in the browser, we can hopefully reach many more people! Keep up the good work.

    • Allan says:

      Yes, it would be great to have the site translated! This has been discussed, though I’m not sure where it has got to. It shouldn’t be too difficult though – the site is plain html. Drop by #marketing if you want to discuss this further.

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  12. friend of gnome says:

    The new Gnome3 is great, but the alpha test .ISO being based on OpenSuse, I think was
    a bad choice to Demo Gnome3. OpenSuse is too heavy and slow, in a demo the Os should
    be fast loading, and lightweight, OpenSuse over shadows the Gnome3 desktop demo by
    being to large and slow. The Demo should be a tiny linux core, that gets out of the way so
    that the new Ideas and symantics of the Gnome3 desktop can be demonstrated. What are
    we demoing, An Os or a Desktop? This version of gnome is the best ever, the demo should
    be the same, OpenSuse is great also, just not for the demo version of Gnome3.

  13. mike says:

    I went to Clicked on download for 32 bit systems and got this file

    I booted a virtual machine from it. The desktop I got looks like GNOME 2. See screenshot at

    So now I’m confused. How exactly am I supposed to try out GNOME 3?

    I realise you might not know to the answer to this, but I can’t just see anywhere better to ask this question. I can’t find any contact information on and I don’t want to subscribe to a mailing list.

    • Allan says:

      Hi Mike,

      GNOME Shell doesn’t play well with many virtual machines: what you’re seeing there is a preliminary version of the GNOME 3 fallback mode. Try running the image from a disk or USB stick.

      • Mike says:

        Ah, well that explains it, thanks.

        I hope that by the time I need to deal be looking at deploying Linux machines at work where GNOME 3 with GNOME Shell is the desktop environment that GNOME Shell has been made to work in virtual machines or virtual machine software has developed to allow GNOME Shell to work. Testing is going to be a pain otherwise. I imagine that’s a couple of years away yet though. In the mean time I’ll scrounge an unused physical machine.

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