GNOME 3 - A New Desktop Experience



GNOME 3 was released in April 2011. A presentation on the thought process in innovating a different user experience on the desktop.


GNOME 3 was released in April 2011. This presentation focuses on key ideas that drove the design of the new GNOME Shell and what future cycles of GNOME will bring to the desktop. This is also an opportunity to receive feedback from the FOSS community on the GNOME 3 desktop experience and what we can do to improve the experience within the design limitation of GNOME Shell.

Speaking experience


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    Sriram Ramkrishna

    GNOME Foundation


    Sriram Ramkrishna is an old beard GNOME person. Clocking in at nearly 14 years into the project, Sri started contributing to the GNOME Project six months after the project was launched by Miguel De Icaza.

    Sri started off in the project working on GNOME Summaries and grew the project into a regular monthly journal called GNOME Journal ( with a team of contributors who wrote and edited articles on various parts of the GNOME eco-system. Sri is also active on the marketing team doing community management.

    Sri was also one of the initial members of the planning committee for the Linux Plumbers Conference dealing with IT infrastructure for the two years that Linux Plumbers was in Portland.

    In his day job, Sri is a systems administrator for Intel Corporation administrating large installations of Linux compute clusters and accompanying storage.