GNOME 3 (Fedora 15 “Lovelock” Beta TC.1) Test Drive

Last night I downloaded the test candidate for the beta Fedora 15 netinstall CD. I ran the install overnight, and ran Fedora 15’s implementation of the new GNOME 3.0 desktop environment through its paces this morning.

This is a video I made near the end of the morning. The goal was to give a brief overview of the primary functions of the GNOME 3 environment, from launching applications and managing workspaces and favorite applications, to shutting down your computer.

Back when I was running GNOME 2 (notice the past tense!), I wasn’t sure that there was an better, faster way to get things done with a computer.¬†Open source software continually amazes, and just when you start thinking that things can’t get any better, any faster, or any more efficient than they already are…they do!¬†GNOME 3 is certainly not an exception to the rule, and I hope you’ll consider enjoying its benefits as your own needs for technology suggest appropriate.

About me

J. Adam Craig
Bridgewater, Virginia


Currently a junior at Bridgewater College, I am majoring in History & Political Science with a minor in Computer Information Systems. I also work part time, remotely and on-site, for Pamplin Historical Park as their Education and Information Technology Assistant.

My other activities include studying God's Word, listening to Southern Gospel music, playing the piano, studying history and politics, experimenting with technology, and of course, spending time with family and friends -- all to the glory of God! (more...)