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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RE[2]: Not that bad
by the_wipet_biscuit on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Not that bad"
the_wipet_biscuit
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2011-10-22

I like Gnome-Shell. I think it's a very natural and "organic" work flow. Does that make a Teletubbie or a stupid person?

I can certainly understand why some (or even most) people would not like Gnome-Shell, and they are free to use whatever shell they like. I don't see the big conspiracy to convert all computers into Gnome-Shell, and I don't see the need to hate and insult people who just have different preferences.

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RE[3]: Not that bad
by Morgan on Mon 24th Oct 2011 03:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Not that bad"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm on the fence about it myself. The more I use it on my netbook under Arch, the more I like it. It seems to be made just for such a device, and it's a far cry better than Unity. I think in the long run I'll go back to Xfce for a while, but I'll continue to play with Gnome-Shell from time to time.

That said, the binary blob config files bug me, and the fact that it took me ages to figure out how to get it to shut down really pissed me off. I doubt I'll ever use it on the desktop machine.

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RE[3]: Not that bad
by zima on Fri 28th Oct 2011 23:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Not that bad"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe not conspiracy, but with how Gnome is now the closest thing to the Linux DE, Gnome-Shell will probably end up being pushed to quite a few folks (who could do better without the... experience)

So - why "hijack" the brand like that? If toying with such quite radical changes - a new name would be appropriate; even within similar theme / meaning.

MIDget (get it? MIDs) could probably do fine. Or Dwarf. Goblin would fit, perhaps; Leprechaun or Imp - certainly.
Or Brownie (the Scottish folklore type - but yes, it should recollect the That '70s Show kind which Hyde made)

Edited 2011-10-28 23:32 UTC

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