GNOME 3.8 delivers major new features, a brand new application and bug fixes and enhancements. Highlights for GNOME 3.8 include:
- A redesigned application launching view, which makes finding applications easier than ever.
- Enhanced search, with an updated search results view and new controls for results.
- New privacy settings let you contol who has access to the content on your computer.
- A new classic mode for those who prefer a more traditional desktop experience.
- Improved animation rendering, resulting in smooth transitions and window resizing.
- A new Clocks application, which provides world clocks for different time zones as well as alarms, a stopwatch and timer.
- Heavily updated settings, with four new settings panels and major updates in many other places.
- Many of updates to GNOME applications, including major improvements to the performance of Web, UI enhancements to Documents and a new Contacts editing mode.