Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 21:33 UTC, submitted by mahmudinashar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ah, it's that time of the year again. We already had this up on the sidebar, but I figured we'd turn it into a proper front page item - mostly because I want to discuss the move by the Ubuntu team to no longer install GNOME 2 as the 'classic' desktop option - which pretty much ends any and all involvement for me with Ubuntu (KDE 4 here I come). There's more to this than just that, of course, so those of you who do like Unity still have enough reason to upgrade.
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Regarding the lack of GNOME 2.x
by Sodki on Thu 13th Oct 2011 22:04 UTC
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I have to say that I am a big fan of GNOME 2.x and I think that it's the best environment I have ever worked in. The problem, as I see it, it that GNOME transitioned to a very new and very different system with no migration path whatsoever.

All the GNU/Linux distributions that ship GNOME will have to transition to 3.x eventually due to, for example, security issues, even though it is an incomplete environment when compared to version 2.x.

Ubuntu is not at fault here. Although I dislike Unity, I understand their reasons.

Unfortunately, I'm not comfortable working with Unity, GNOME 3.x, Xfce or KDE and I must have GNOME 2.x for a while. Having said that, I've just uninstalled Ubuntu from all of my computers. More room for Gentoo and Debian.

Edited 2011-10-13 22:04 UTC

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tuaris Member since:

GNOME 2.x wasn't "that great", but it did do the job very well.

GNOME 3.x would be absolutely perfect if it was not for the GNOME Shell.

Hopefully, with enough pressure, the GNOME developers will start to listen and re-work GNOME 3.x so it does not center around GNOME shell.

GNOME 3.x is a really great foundation for a kick-ass desktop. I just hope the potential isn't lost.

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Jason Bourne Member since:

All your points are right.
But I believe there are many people out there liking GNOME Shell, otherwise Fedora was on a lightning bolt decline.

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