Yep .... I had used older Gnome desktops for the past 10 years, but when I switched to GNOME 3 I also switched my Linux distro to Fedora 15, because that was the only distro I knew that was actually fully integrating GNOME instead of simply howling on the sidelines. One week of use and there was no way I was going to turn back. Yes, you do need a decent video card but it is efficient, clean and a great boost if you do any kind of applications development work.
I have not tried g3 yet ...anyone here messed with rygel on gnome 3 yet?
Rygel is slated to become the core dlna server. This should finally allow pulse to work as a true media server. Configuration of pulse in gnome 2 versions has the option to make pulse discoverable as a dlna service, though is grayed out even if you install libgnupnp and the current versions of Rygel just do not work yet.
With Gnome 3 perhaps pulse is finally coming of age. With the transcoding capabilities of certain unmentionable libs then it should be possible to stream just about anything
I do not see the actual desktop being streamed as say an mp4, m4v or other codec. Not that this could not be done. It is still a long way down the road unfortunately. Even Windows 7 won´t do it except to proprietary devices like an xbox and only with a hashed up version of wmv, that does not work anywhere except on xboxes.
All this aside I do see a future where linux distros will be able to stream just about anything to your media tv or blueray player. After all most of these devices run linux kernel derived firmware!
I have never even heard of Rygel until you mentioned it. Looks like it has some potential. I currently just use ushare to stream to my XBox from my linux box.
I must admit that the more I use Gnome 3, the less I like it. Too many little things that I just can't find ways to do anymore. For example, having to use the command line just to reboot your computer is pretty absurd. Apparently the devs think I am too much of an idiot to know when to hibernate and when to reboot or when to shutdown my PC. The devs have taken away too many options from me, which I hate.
There are a bunch of other little things that are ticking me off too. I don't have as much time to mess around as I used to, otherwise I would probably just switch Desktop Environments altogether at this point.
To ge given the option to reboot from the GUI, you need to hold down Alt when you have the top-right menu open. It'll change "Suspend" to "Shut Down". When you click Shut Down, you'll have the option to Reboot. It would be nice to configure it to show Shut Down by default.
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