A popular desktop for Linux systems with more than 800 active developers behind it.
“Gnome 3.30 is an evolutionary release with a collection of small changes that enhance the overall user experience. ”
Despite the fact that the Linux audience is split into supporters and opponents of the Gnome Shell’s design, there’s no doubt that this is the most actively developed desktop for Linux.
Gnome is backed by Red Hat and Canonical, and enjoys wide adoption by Fedora and Ubuntu users, along with many other distros. The new Gnome 3.30 is an evolutionary release with a collection of small changes that enhance the overall user experience. Taking the latest version of Gnome for a spin is straightforward, because the official project web page suggests downloading demo ISOs that are based on Fedora Rawhide and openSUSE Tumbleweed.
The improvements continue. Boxes now support RDP and allow for seamless remote access to Windows machines, the stock web browser (Epiphany) now has a read mode, the Software Center is now capable of updating Flatpaks (though this is a very Fedoracentric feature) and there are lots of refinements in Games that will interest those into retro gaming. Developers will appreciate the new auto-completion engine and interactive tooltips in Builder, the Gnome’s IDE.
We were impressed by the amount of positive changes in this release. The Gnome desktop gets a lot of care and attention and feels polished. As usual, though, it’s still recommended that you spice it up with extensions, apply more sensible window management and maybe some extra indicators. For instance, the Dash to Dock panel has seen its 64th release right before Gnome 3.30. It’s available along with other extensions at https://extensions.gnome.org.