Linked by AdamW on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 22:10 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora 16 Alpha is released today, featuring GNOME 3.1.4 with a unified input indicator for keyboard layouts and input methods, KDE 4.7, GRUB 2 on new installations (with GPT disk labels) and several other major changes. You can download it now. Remember to read the important information in the release notes and common bugs page.
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RE: F15 and F16
by fretinator on Wed 24th Aug 2011 20:39 UTC in reply to "F15 and F16"
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

I think you will find Linux Mint to be just right for you. Give it a shot. I also abandoned Unity and Gnome 3.

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RE[2]: F15 and F16
by Jason Bourne on Wed 24th Aug 2011 23:35 in reply to "RE: F15 and F16"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

I think there's something wrong with Mint. It doesn't come with any cool theme. It's all green and grey. The wallpapers, all green themed. I think this is kinda annoying. The radical way. Not to mention that it inherits Ubuntu desktop bugs, or better GNOME 2 desktop bugs, like renaming a file in Nautilus in listview mode (it selects and renames the extension too).

Maybe next Mint release things will change. Perhaps someone will make the GNOME 3 fallback better and try to approach as many as features GNOME 2 had, without the bugs as well. XFCE looks like 1980... KDE is usable, but well, not really nice when you can't get it to fly on a decent graphics performance!

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RE[3]: F15 and F16
by fretinator on Wed 24th Aug 2011 23:52 in reply to "RE[2]: F15 and F16"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I think there's something wrong with Mint. It doesn't come with any cool theme. It's all green and grey. The wallpapers, all green themed..

I guess beauty is in they eye of the beholder, but I find Mint's appearance very simple and elegant - almost soothing. Of course, if you want to steer clear of Ubuntu bugs, you could go straight Debian - although aesthetically it will appear VERY dreary to you I fear. For a flashier Debian, you could go with Warren's Mepis. The point is, there are many choices out there. Heck, give Suse or Mandriva a try. As for themes in general, switch them if you don't like the default.

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