Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:56 UTC, submitted by Dart
Linux When GNOME did its version 3 and Ubuntu came up with Unity, the popularity of Linux Mint sky-rocketed, because they stuck with GNOME 2.32. The Mint team has been working on their next version for a while now, and today, they first unveiled what they're working on. There's good news - the team is working on making GNOME 3 likeable. Their question for this release: "How do we make people like Gnome 3? And what do we provide as an alternative to those who still do not want to change?"
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Just my opinion...
by Construct1545 on Sat 5th Nov 2011 21:02 UTC
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I started my Ubuntu, but I gave up on it after finding out that Mint was even more beginner friendly. I started my Mint journey on Elyssa and haven't skipped a new version since. I have not had issues with Mint outside of the issues shared between it and Ubuntu (which a few problems between releases were fixed or prevented in Mint).

I still use Mint today. I also try Ubuntu's newest releases and find reasons to reinstall Mint. Now Mint is taking Gnome 3 and making it better. Sure, it doesn't solve everyone's problems with Gnome 3, but it does bring out some potential of what Gnome 3 could be. I used Fedora 15 before and studied Gnome 3 myself. Other than ATI issues and lack of customization tools, I was fine with it for desktops, but Gnome 3 and my laptop don't get along due to the fact that my touchpad heats up quickly and doesn't respond correctly.

I've tried Unity and hated how I can't access all of my applications as easy as other GUIs. Sure, I can go with XFCE or LXDE, but that doesn't resolve the fact that distros still want to try Gnome 3. Do I dare say how I never got along with KDE?

This is a bold move made by the Mint team, and I am glad that they are doing it (as they usually do not make huge changes to their distro other than graphics and backend fixes.) I am also glad that they are going to attempt to make this usable rather than send this out on a set time. This "get it done right rather than send it on a fixed day" is what I like about Mint, and I hope more distros take this route. I'd sure hate to run into a major issue like I do in each Ubuntu release after 9.04.

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