Gnome Shell, some people absolutely love it. Others… well they just haaaaaaaaaaaate it. They have all their reasons and I’m not gonna judge any of those. But did you know that the extremely popular GNU/Linux distribution known as the “Linux Mint” might come with Gnome Shell 3.2 with the upcoming 12th version!.
Although in the recent past Linux Mint developers said that they’ll still be using the Gnome classic desktop since at that time the Gnome Shell was very new and had issues with graphics cards, etc.
But with the recent introduction of the 3.2 version (which is followed by the latest 3.2.1 which could be available at any moment!) some of the issues are “fixed” thus one of the core Linux Mint developers, Clement Lefebvre said that they’re actually considering including Gnome Shell 3.2 with the upcoming version 12 which is going to be released in November.
“At the time of releasing Linux Mint 11 we decided it was too early to adopt Gnome 3. This time around, the decision isn’t as simple. Gnome 3.2 is more mature and we can see the potential of this new desktop and use it to implement something that can look and behave better than anything based on Gnome 2 …
… We’re likely to release two separate editions, one for Gnome 2.32 and one for Gnome 3.2. We’re also working in cooperation with the MATE project (which is a fork of Gnome 2) at the moment to see if we can make both desktops compatible in an effort to let you run both Gnome 2 (or MATE) and Gnome 3 on the same system, either in Linux Mint 12, or for the future.”
So if you’re one of those who’re quite fond of Linux Mint but still want the Gnome Shell too… well, this could be your moment mate! ;-).