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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Regarding XFCE
by Jason Bourne on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 16:56 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

It is too bad that:

1) It feels so much unpolished than GNOME 2.

2) Its name is stupid, to the point of calling it "Shite" much better...

3) When I went to their IRC channel, just to speculate if they're going to take this opportunity to rise, between GNOME 3 and Unity, developers said no one f--king cared.

4) I am glad that Linus and Eric Raymond care, just as I do. I want too my sane interfaces back. But it won't be KDE or XFCE.

5) Linux Mint 12 will be shipping GNOME 2.32 again. So after dumping Ubuntu and saying a definitive goodbye to sabdfl and his bootlickers, I may stick with Mint 12.

6) I would imagine that Fedora would have f--ked up again, for Eric Raymond, for adopting GNOME Shell as main desktop.

7) It is a fact that, out of 100 people used to Ubuntu and Fedora, 50 of them has gone back to Windows 7. So this was a real f--k up in Linux DE world.

Edited 2011-10-22 17:01 UTC

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RE: Regarding XFCE
by bosco_bearbank on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 19:12 in reply to "Regarding XFCE"
bosco_bearbank Member since:
2005-10-12

7) It is a fact that, out of 100 people used to Ubuntu and Fedora, 50 of them has gone back to Windows 7.

Citation please? Even if true, I don't think the powers-that-be at Fedora would care. On the other hand, those at Canonical might.

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RE: Regarding XFCE
by MacMan on Mon 24th Oct 2011 15:50 in reply to "Regarding XFCE"
MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19

It is too bad that:

1) It feels so much unpolished than GNOME 2.

2) Its name is stupid, to the point of calling it "Shite" much better...


I so agree, xfce is perhaps the stupidest name I've ever heard, how the F@!k do you pronounce it, is it "x-force" ??? So, yes, calling it 'shite' would be better because at least people know how to pronounce it. And WTF is it with that stupid rat.

I really can't understand switching to xfce, just use fallback mode is you can only understand how to deal with a Windows95 UI clone.

FWIW, I never cared for Gnome 2.x precisely because it was basically a clone of Windows 95, I much preferred Gnome 1.x as it was more CDE like. Anyway, I really do like Gnome3 for the most parts, finally, we have a new and nice interface that is NOT a clone of Windows 95. My only gripe with Gnome 3 is the lack of a built in configuration editor, its lame that you have to install Gnome Tweak Tool (GTT). At the least, the GTT developers should work on geting it to be a control panel icon / extension / pref pane (not sure about the internals of the Gnome control panel).

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