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: I've Switched
by Spiron on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 20:00 UTC in reply to "I've Switched"
Spiron
Member since:
2011-03-08

I'd just like to point a few things. Gnome-Shell is not the same as Gnome3. The next version of Unity will be based on Gnome3 libraries. Second, Ubuntu 11.10 will have Unity2d as the fallback. Gnome-Shell will never be on ubuntu unless you install it yourself.

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RE[2]: I've Switched
by fretinator on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 20:06 in reply to "RE: I've Switched"
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2005-07-06

Are you telling me that on Ubuntu 11.10, if I choose Ubuntu classic (neither Unity 2D or 3D), that it will be Gnome 3, but it will look like the classic Gnome 2 desktop (i.e., not what most people think of when they see Gnome3). For instance, I will still have my gnome applets such as GWeather and the Frequency Scaling applets avaialable? That's good to know!

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RE[3]: I've Switched
by Spiron on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 20:28 in reply to "RE[2]: I've Switched"
Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

No actually, sorry to get your hopes up. After this next release ONLY unity will be present, gnome2, ie gnome-panel, is gone for good and gnome-shell has already been laughed of stage. For Ubuntu 11.10 Unity3D will be default with Unity2D the fall back, no-others there except on the ubuntu-based distro's.

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