Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I recently switched my secondary laptop to Fedora 12/Rawhide. Since the laptop uses an ATI chip, modesetting and 3D are working pretty well. I've seen some of the Gnome Shell buzz so I decided to give it a try. So far I like it. The "wobbly windows" effects and transparent terminal windows were cool, but not cool enough for me to switch permanently to a compositing window manager. But the Gnome Shell "Activities" screen finally seems like a useful thing to do with that 3D hardware. I'm in the process of upgrading my main laptop to Fedora 12/Rawhide as well. Assuming 3D works (doubtful since it's a nVidia chip) I'll be switching the primary laptop to Gnome Shell to see if it'll meet my day-to-day needs.