New in this release is the inclusion of the Gnome Classic session option, which provides a more traditional desktop, blending the interface of Gnome 2 with the technologies of Gnome 3. Additionally, the latest version of the Midori web browser is included, offering a great alternative to Firefox or other larger browsers. Midori uses significantly less RAM, and offers a straightforward browsing experience.
So, what's in store for the next release of Newt OS Gnome? The first thing to note is that Newt OS Gnome is being released on a monthly schedule, and this is the third release to follow that release schedule. Newt OS Gnome will continue to be released on a monthly basis until November, which will begin a bi-monthly release schedule. At that point, openSUSE 42.1, the next release of openSUSE, will have been released, and development will begin on Newt OS Gnome 4, which will be based on 42.1. Newt OS 3 will enter the final phase of development, at which point releases will only include package updates and bug fixes if needed.
All of this means that 3.1.4 will be an important release. Here are some of the current goals:
- Implement an improved default theme and icon set
- Include important Gnome Shell extensions, including one that allow users to choose Shell themes.
- And of course, include updated software
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