Linked by pepa on Fri 9th Nov 2012 23:18 UTC
Gnome "I'm writing to inform you that the release team discussed Drop or Fix Fallback Mode yesterday. We've come to the conclusion that we can't maintain fallback mode in reasonable quality, and are better off dropping it." Gnome-fallback has been my refuge, as I find both Unity and Gnome 3's shell unusable. Yes, we have been warned this would happen. I thought the cost of maintaining gnome-panel would be so low that it might never need to happen. But as it appears, it is deemed necessary. As for me, I'm bound for something Qt, as I am very angry at Gnome for abandoning its 'classic' users.
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RE: This sucks
by Delgarde on Mon 12th Nov 2012 01:12 UTC in reply to "This sucks"
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Oh yes it does. Fallback mode is fast enough to be usable on my netbook, whereas Gnome Shell is like molasses creeping up a hill. Using all this 3D stuff on the desktop is dumb... Especially when you're on Linux, and the framework to support it properly simply doesn't exist.

Odd... I run Shell on an elderly netbook (some kind of crap Intel graphics), and it works smoothly enough... no worse than any other desktop I've run on it over the years.

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