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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Giving Xfce a try
by Neolander on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 10:06 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

It's not bad actually. Configurability is average, files on the desktop are very poorly managed, and power management is even more limited than in gnome 2*, but the file manager is quite nice and, perhaps most important, after years of GUI history, that's finally a DE that feels fast on recent hardware ! ;)


* Having to use .bashrc commands to disable bluetooth permanently and reduce screen brightness ? Seriously ? At least the screen actually turns off instead of displaying black, though

Edited 2011-10-23 10:12 UTC

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Give LXDE a try?
by zima on Fri 28th Oct 2011 22:39 in reply to "Giving Xfce a try"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Does LXDE count as DE yet? ;) (hm, it seems to have it in the name! ;) )

Definitely feels fast ...even on quite old hardware. It seems also curiously solid and reliable already. But, quite basic of course (OTOH, stays out of the way)

And it seems to be going quite mainstream (as far as one can use this term with Linux) - while not a totally reliable indicator, the position held by Lubuntu (for some time now) on Distrowatch ranking is nothing to be scoffed at (also compared to Xubuntu, or Kubuntu)

Edited 2011-10-28 22:59 UTC

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