Linked by David Adams on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 16:10 UTC, submitted by Sin2x
Gnome Linus Torvalds piped up in the comments of a Google+ posting by Linux kernel hacker Dave Jones to air his true feelings about Gnome 3: "it's not that I have rendering problems with gnome3 (although I do have those too), it's that the user experience of Gnome3 even without rendering problems is unacceptable." People care what Linus thinks, and when he ditched KDE for Gnome a couple of years ago, people took note. Now he's using Xfce.
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RE[3]: I've Switched
by nej_simon on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I've Switched"
nej_simon
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2011-02-11

Its anecdotal I know, but with desktop effects turned off kde 4.7 runs just fine on my whimpy little atom netbook. So its certainly possible to run on slower hardware as long as you don't go overboard on the desktop effects. I think the problem is more, certain hardware is buggy as hell with kwin, rather than kwin just being a hog in general.

Gnome 3 of course won't run at all.


Why not? Most atom netbooks have Intel GMA graphics, which is perfectly capable of running gnome 3. Do you have something else?

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RE[4]: I've Switched
by korpenkraxar on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 20:15 in reply to "RE[3]: I've Switched"
korpenkraxar Member since:
2005-09-10

Yeppers, I have Gnome 3 running well on an Atom netbook as well. Some animations may not run at 60fps, but window management is generally quite smooth.

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RE[4]: I've Switched
by Praxis on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 20:23 in reply to "RE[3]: I've Switched"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17

Why not? Most atom netbooks have Intel GMA graphics, which is perfectly capable of running gnome 3. Do you have something else?


Its an eeepc 1000HE, and when testing on a fedora live usb, its either 1) does work and I get a black screen 2) Boots into fallback mode 3) boots into gnome shell but its buggy and pretty much unusable. The uncertainty alone is enough to keep me from using it.

Edited 2011-08-03 20:27 UTC

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RE[5]: I've Switched
by Praxis on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 20:47 in reply to "RE[4]: I've Switched"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17


Its an eeepc 1000HE, and when testing on a fedora live usb, its either 1) does work and I get a black screen 2) Boots into fallback mode 3) boots into gnome shell but its buggy and pretty much unusable. The uncertainty alone is enough to keep me from using it.


damn it, I have been making so many typos today I should be banned from the internet. I meant to say 1) Does notwork and I get a black screen.

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