Future GNOME ideas
I was linked to Mark Shuttleworth's entry on GNOME usability hackfest which links to some interface ideas here. Most notable seems to be changing the top panel into non-customizable one (in terms of adding applets to it) and replacing the current "Applications Places System" menus with "Activities" button which would bring an overlay screen with applications to launch, workspaces etc. which would take the whole screen.
It would still be possible to add custom panels, though I'm not sure it'd be possible to remove the main top panel.
What do you think of this?
I'm a bit curious since it would be a shame for GNOME to stray away into some weird waters trying to innovate. KDE4 is great, but a lot of people are having trouble getting used to some of the changes they've made. It's always a big risk when there are such big changes being made.