GNOME fans around the world will be very happy this week, as GNOME has released another minor updates to their product, GNOME 2.16. Although GNOME 2.16 is a minor update, it adds some highly desirable functionality and touts much-needed aesthetic improvements in addition to a veritable mountain of bug fixes. You can read the detailed article in ArsTechnica. It is quite detailed and will give you a brief about what's new in the next GNOME, even though you will get the most detailed by looking at the RELEASE NOTES.
Well, i'm not a big fan of GNOME, and i rarely (or never) used GNOME (only onced exactly when i first installed Slackware 10.1 which shipped GNOME. I tried to look what GNOME looks like, but then i prefer KDE and it still true up to now). GNOME has been removed also in Slackware 10.2 and also in the next 11.0 release, but Slackware users can use other alternatives, such as FreeRock GNOME or Dropline GNOME.