In the forums I’ve already mentioned it in some posts: I’m in love with GNOME 3, and I’m becoming aware what it is in GNOME 3 that’s made me falling for it…it’s simplicity at first glance. All just there for a smooth working experience.
After running into lots of dependency errors at first, I found my way to keep KDE4 running with almost working networkmanagement -the status of the networkconnection(s) is not shown, but I can connect-. Then I started configuring the equivalents in GNOME 3 for the apps I used in KDE4: Empathy for Kopete, Evolution for my alltime mailclient Opera ( I keep Opera for some accounts ), Banshee for Amarok etc etc. In short: I wanted a true GNOME 3 experience, not just the desktop, but it’s apps as well. Again, I love it.
Yes, there are some issues:
Whenever gnome-shell is updated, I need to replace the gnome-shell.css by my own version, with small adjustments for the icon size of the Applications layout
Importing contacts from Opera into Evolution was a job I needed my programmers way of thinking, afterwards I found a site that does it for you, but I got then alright now.
Banshee lacks some of my favorite application features: the import of lyrics and guitartabs that Amarok has. Well, I can live with that, When needed I can still start Amarok’
Yet, the overall experience on my laptop, which I use mostly for work, is overwhelming. So, I’d like to dedicated my first blogpost here to the openSUSE GNOME 3 team, and thank them for what they delivered so far.