Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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RE[2]: I really like Gnome 3
by makkus on Tue 29th Nov 2011 06:41 UTC in reply to "RE: I really like Gnome 3"
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I don't know i we are a minority. But I also really like Gnome 3. I'm using Linux and Gnome since 1999 (1.0 then), when I was searching for a OS to replace our SUN workstations and servers at work. I use Gnome as a desktop at work and home. My laptop uses Fedora 16 and Gnome 3 since Fedora 15 was released.

I used all Gnome desktops till now, from 1.0 to 1.4 and from 2.0 to 2.24. I have seen the hate when Gnome switched to 2.0 and fine tuned it on the way, when smooth fonts, HAL and several other new thingies, like gconf, Nautilus, Evolution were introduced. The infighting is something that goes along with Gnome.

When I use one of our workstations at work which run Scientific Linux and Gnome 2 I have the feeling I step back in time. I'm productive and at home in both, but I more pleased with Gnome 3.

I have to admit I installed Cairo-dock on it. But I used this also in Gnome 2 (removing the bottom panel) and nobody forbids you to install extra things to your liking. My Gnome 2 desktop was enhanced with a few Compiz tricks to make it more functional and pleasing, things I don't install on the scientific workstations, which are workhorses which use opengl a lot and have to be clean and stable, But I don't miss those Compiz things in my new setup on my laptop.

Edited 2011-11-29 06:58 UTC

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