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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RE: Regarding the lack of GNOME 2.x
by tuaris on Thu 13th Oct 2011 23:10 UTC in reply to "Regarding the lack of GNOME 2.x"
tuaris
Member since:
2007-08-05

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:
2007-06-02

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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orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm one of the people liking Gnome-Shell, or rather where it shows potential to be once it matures. People forget how long it took Gnome 2.x to come up to speed.

I can see where people wouldn't be fond of the new metaphor though. luckily for all of us there's a wide range of choice when it comes to desktops.

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