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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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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chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

People forget how long it took Gnome 2.x to come up to speed.


When Gnome 2 came out I disliked it so much (slow on old hardware, especially Nautilus then the worlds slowest file manager)that I switched to Xfce 3 for a couple of years until I returned to GNOME.

I am off to Xfce once I have to upgrade after Lucid LTS is no longer supported next year.

The Cairo GLX dock is very good. It works well in standalone Compiz it also integrates nicely with Xfce just as it does with Gnome 2.

I might go for Xubuntu or maybe Debian. Maybe I will give Mint a spin.

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