What GNOME really needs (in my mind):
* better dual screen support
* customizable virtual desktops (different layouts for work, entertainment etc) - would be cool if the second display could be one virtual desktop
* fixed theme management (everything should be configured from one place)
* "run as root" in the menu under right mouse click
* "open terminal in current location"
* better drag&drop
* better networking configuration (usb and bluetooth modems) - like to see why something isn't working.
gnome doesn't need new menus..these are already great.
maybe a search bar for programs in the application menu. like in win7 and mac
My friends are using gmail but IE was damn slow and I showed them that Firefox is way faster. Then they didn't made any stupid comments like "I like the The Intternet better" and started using Firefox gladly. We geeks have to show the benefits not just saying "it's better".
Many my friends who were businessmen before iPhone and Android where WinMo or Symbian users. And these people will continue to use these because they have the apps they need(ed). And like You said that there is now a store for these apps. People don't buy every day a new phone and the market has the time change to fight against Apple. Apple has to innovate to stay ahead but usually the winners stay put and don't care.
Sure the iPhone is gaining but not very much from the hardcore users but from young people who care for the outfit not the functionality. iPhone will gain because it's a fashion accessory but fashion changes every year. Maybe apple will find the next big thing but that's another question.
WinMo will grow because smart phones gain market share. More and more people can afford a smart phone. WinMo has a lot good apps. Even more than the iPhone. These apps are for the business people who need more than a fancy outfit.
What other companies? The other companies will use Android.
Apple has to innovate to stay on the top. But the iPhone hasn't innovated after the first release. Only hardware updates. Yes probably it will gain some market share the coming 2 years but when they don't come to new ideas the others will get better than Apple because there are more carriers, more hardware producers and more freedom.
HTC Hero is quite popular in Europe. I am getting one on Thuesday. Some shop keepers told that they wondered how popular it was. Also I ordered the hero two days ago and already the price went down. Also the Hero has Flash 9 support.
Thank You for finding the right word.
Yes, but WebGL isn't a well designed engine. You have make one which will be running on JS which isn't comparable in speed to binary or ASM programs.
Google Docs is slower than MS Office or even Open Office. I can't imagine that a full JS application could replace some binary application.
Yes. Exactly 03D is easier.
I see problems with 3D models - You can only read txt based files with JS - and I am not sure if this works on all browsers. When You run everything (file reading, rendering, back face sculling, front face sculling etc) from JS then it will be slow. 03D and 3DMLW to it in the plugin. Which is faster.