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Old 24. Mar 2011, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gnome 3 - This is the end, it seems

The future of the desktop, or not. Here's a long review and discussion about Gnome 3, the upcoming release of the Gnome desktop environment, analyzing its usability, productivity, purpose, and appeal from the perspecitve of casual and advanced users, with reference to competition, market trends, hypes, and more. Are you excited? Concerned? Frightened? Confused? You should be. Read on.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gnome-3.html


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Old 24. Mar 2011, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great read! - guaranteed to spark at least some minimal controversy
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Old 24. Mar 2011, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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FYI (I don't know why) They combined Shutdown & Restart into the Logout. You Click Logout then the Shutdown Restart circle.

One thing that that many people don't understand is that much of what is being changed is because they are considering the explosion in touch screen interfaces. Once you get used to it certain features of Gnome 3 will definitely be much easier to use with a touch screen than its predecessor. This is not to say I am a big fan of Gnome 3 because I am not. At least not yet. Still I like it better than Unity.
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Old 25. Mar 2011, 01:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Uhhh Gnome 3, I really need to sit down and play with it (on my TODO list for after I finish this school semester on the 8th). But at any rate even if you don't like it, just like with KDE 3.5 you canstill use Gnome 2.x after the change.

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Old 27. Apr 2011, 07:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Bah did not realize that Gnome 3 gone the silly way as well...

Dont FIX IT if it aint broken...

My mindset is back to trying Xubuntu from tomorrow and be done with this new age nonse...
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Old 27. Apr 2011, 04:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Bah did not realize that Gnome 3 gone the silly way as well...

Dont FIX IT if it aint broken...

My mindset is back to trying Xubuntu from tomorrow and be done with this new age nonse...
Strangely enough, I'd just downloaded Xubuntu 10.04.2 and Xubuntu 11.04 B2 to give them a try and then I saw your comment. I'm thinking along the same lines or perhaps Mint Fluxbox? Choices ... choices ... that's what you get for free with Linux!!
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Old 27. Apr 2011, 05:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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First I would like to say Dedoimedo's article hit the spot (for me anyway) I'm trying to keep a positive attitude and hope that in the board rooms where this nonsense is discussed will begin to shift back to rational thinking.

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Uhhh Gnome 3, I really need to sit down and play with it (on my TODO list for after I finish this school semester on the 8th). But at any rate even if you don't like it, just like with KDE 3.5 you canstill use Gnome 2.x after the change.

~Jeff
This sounds like some great news. I played around with Ubuntu 11.04 and I just hated the Unity desktop. In my opinion Unity is so different and alien looking it made using it a chore. I am aware change can be hard but why change it to the degree that users have to learn a whole new type of desktop.

I wonder how well Trinity will work on Natty Narwhale?

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Old 27. Apr 2011, 08:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well I have read alot today, my virtualbox has 7 distros on it now, I still have problems with my wireless drivers with most distro's.... and there is my solution-->

I made a 20m patch lead wireless problem gone... tomorrow I will install Mint XFCE based on debian Testing. From what I have read it seems that Xubuntu is getting too bloated, I was even considering CrunchBox, but Mints package has won it for the day. XFCE is just so easily customisable, its great. Plus being based on Debian Testing, I will not have to upgrade the system as well.

We will see
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Downloading XFCE as I'm typing this. Was going to try Mandriva next but I decided to give XFCE a spin. From what I've been reading on the Mint blog XFCE should run well on vBulletin
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I have Mint XFCE installed and didn't take long before realizing that I wasn't in Ubuntu land anymore. I had to brush back up on the line command. I am also downloading 458 updates. I think its worth it to see if I will have a distro thats going to be supported for the next couple of years.
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