sfcrazy writes: Linux Mint uses the older Gnome 2x branch and thus is free from such problems. But, it creates a bigger problem as well. Since The Gnome team is abandoning Gnome 2 branch it will be harder for the Linux Mint team to maintain support for it. The team has thus decided that in the next version of Linux Mint 12, they will continue to support Gnome 2, but will also introduce Gnome 3.
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
- Fred Brooks, Jr.