In a few hours we have received the joyful news of release of Gnome 3.16, the latest version of the well-known desktop that incorporates interesting improvements and modifications proposed by its community. According to the press release, Gnome 3.16 incorporates 33.525 changes proposed by more than 1.000 different authors.
The notification system has also been changed, appearing in the form of a message list and being able to answer the famous pop-up banners that we already had with the previous version. The calendar, its design and its distribution is another thing that has been changed, showing not only the calendar but also appointments and reminders.
Along with this is a profound aesthetic change to the desktop as well as functional. Within the latter, several additions stand out such as file preview, preview scale, etc ... Elements that users have contributed to make the desktop more functional. Many claim that using this new version facilitates one's productivity, without distractions or complex menus that hinder work.
Gnome 3.16 is a desktop that helps us with personal productivity
Another novelty is that the Gnome 3.16 Maps application will have a connection with the Foursquare application, which will help us in our geographic searches, as well as other improvements and corrections to the application.
The launch has been recently so there is still no distribution that officially integrates it but we already have some samples of it. Specifically, an iso image has been created to test this new desktop. The distribution is OpenSuse and although we don't like it, it gives a good sample of what Gnome 3.16 will offer us. If you want to try it, you can download the image here. But there are already some distributions that are working to offer it and they may already be in the official repositories by now, these are ArchLinux, KaOS and their derivatives. It is still too early to know the opinion of the users but the images provided look very good, What do you say?
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Great, at first I did not like gnome3, but not because it is ugly or not very functional, but rather because of its customization it was very poor or null, while I used Unity which I also loved, but its first versions, the current ones I like bad, all heavy and they have removed some of its best features and functions, now I use gnome3 that thanks to its additions is mega configurable to everyone's taste ... I'm going to try the demo.
I recently migrated to Antergos Linux (possibility for me to use Arch Linux since I am not a computer expert). And I noticed that my favorite desktop environment (Gnome) is more fluid than the previous system (Ubuntu). Not only that, it is also in a newer version. It will not take long to make version 3.16 available. At the moment I have noticed good stability.
I think that Antergos (or Arch for daring) is a good proposal for those who want the latest from Gnome.