Linked by Antonio Ospite on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:35 UTC
Gnome Antonio Ospite explores Gnome 3 in fall-back mode and tries to make it look and behave more like Gnome 2.32 again. This summer Linus Torvalds made it to the news for complaining about the gnome-shell design; Gnome fall-back mode is the solution for those like Linus who can't - or better, do not want to - use gnome-shell just yet.
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Sympathy for the devs(?)
by bosco_bearbank on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 11:49 UTC
bosco_bearbank
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2005-10-12

As much as I dislike GNOME Shell (and Unity), I'm not going to respond by heaping scorn upon the developers. They are not my employees, and they're not putting forth these (IMHO) crappy interfaces for me. For a long while, I liked what they were doing, and was happy to use GNOME. Now, I'm unhappy, so I choose to use a different product (LXDE). It's not a big deal.

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RE: Sympathy for the devs(?)
by marcus0263 on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 16:12 in reply to "Sympathy for the devs(?)"
marcus0263 Member since:
2007-06-02

I concur ...

I immensely despise Gnome 3 and Ubuntu's Unity ..... But hey, they're developing it and for "some" insane reason believe a Kiosk/Tablet/phone interface belongs on the desktop ...... Myself I "may" move over to XFCE but currently for the last couple of months have revisited KDE. Not bad, I do miss a few things with Gnome but I have to give the KDE dev's credit. They have two versions, one Desktop and another interface for devices like Kiosks/Netbooks/phone's.

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RE[2]: Sympathy for the devs(?)
by dnebdal on Mon 24th Oct 2011 13:01 in reply to "RE: Sympathy for the devs(?)"
dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

I concur ...

I immensely despise Gnome 3 and Ubuntu's Unity ..... But hey, they're developing it and for "some" insane reason believe a Kiosk/Tablet/phone interface belongs on the desktop ...... Myself I "may" move over to XFCE but currently for the last couple of months have revisited KDE. Not bad, I do miss a few things with Gnome but I have to give the KDE dev's credit. They have two versions, one Desktop and another interface for devices like Kiosks/Netbooks/phone's.


I think this is where the plasma architecture they moved to for KDE4 scores points - it's supposedly quite easy to put together alternative interfaces (over the same underlying system) with it.

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