SuSE Gnome Mockups

Someone involved with SuSE Linux has posted a bunch of new mock-ups based off usability research done by the Better Desktop project.

Some highlights:

Notification boxes – I've been waiting for something like this ever since I tried Opera. In addition to the examples pictured, it could also use a download monitor thing, a la every web browser but IE.

New menu – Looks a bit like the new Vista menu, though mock-ups of concepts like this have been floating around for years. More info here.

From the looks of things, I'm gonna have to try SuSE again sometime soon…

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4 Responses to “SuSE Gnome Mockups”


  1. 1 Ted Haeger June 18, 2006 at 9:29 pm

    Watch for the preview release coming up in the next couple weeks.

  2. 2 Ted Haeger June 19, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    The mock ups…they were actually captured directly from the screen of a live system that I use every day. It’s slated to be in SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10–which is what I use in right now (pre-release). But it’s really cool, because it’s real code.

    –T

  3. 3 James June 19, 2006 at 10:03 pm

    Sweet! I didn't realize things were moving forward that quickly.
    I'm assuming that since the new menu is "simply" a gnome panel module, other distros will be able to adopt/adapt it?

  4. 4 Ted Haeger June 20, 2006 at 6:57 am

    Yeppers. Novell contributes all of our GNOME innovations back out to the open.

    But of course, I still encourage giving SUSE a go. 😉


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