Linux Mint 12: Welcome to GNOME 3
Now this is where we get to see if Mint is worth all the trouble for Ubuntu refugees.
At the bottom is a taskbar and a menu that is similar to the older Mint menu, which was the distribution's calling card.
The top left corner is the equivalent of the Activities menu in GNOME 3.
That's correct, there are two ways to get at same applications and content on the desktop. I'm not convinced from a UX puritanical perspective that this is a good thing, but from a practical viewpoint it needed to happen to avoid the same criticisms being thrown at Mint that were thrown at GNOME 3.
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