1GNOME 3.14 Improves Linux Desktop Visual Detail, Other Features
by Sean Michael Kerner
2GNOME Goes Multi-touch
The modern desktop is no longer just about the interaction of the user’s mouse and keyboard. With GNOME 3.14, there is expanded support for multi-touch gestures to support touch-screen and touch-pad interfaces.
3Search for Calculations
In a bid to further improve the practical utility of GNOME’s integrated search capability, users can now do simple calculations directly in the search field.
4Search for Time
In addition to being able to do calculations in the search field, search results will now also provide the current time for a searched location.
5Get the Latest Weather Forecast
The Weather application has been improved to GNOME 3.14, with a new interface and forecast outlook.
6Find Your Way With Maps Navigation
The integrated Maps application now includes navigation routing to help users find their way.
7Photos App Gets Google Support
The Photos application in GNOME 3.14 now enables users to get their Google photos. The Photos app also includes support for Facebook and Flickr images.
8Use Boxes to Take Snapshots of Virtual Images
The Boxes virtualization application included with GNOME 3.14 now has the ability to take snapshots of virtual machine images.