Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Works for Unity too
by Beta on Fri 27th Jul 2012 13:41 UTC
Beta
Member since:
2005-07-06

Cannot stand either GNOME 3 or Unity, and frankly its pushing me to more obscure distros that function out of the box… ;)

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RE: Works for Unity too
by the_wipet_biscuit on Fri 27th Jul 2012 14:25 in reply to "Works for Unity too"
the_wipet_biscuit Member since:
2011-10-22

Well, you can always use Lubuntu/Xubuntu or Mint.
Basically Ubuntu with a different DE, it's not THAT obscure!

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RE: Works for Unity too
by spudley99 on Fri 27th Jul 2012 14:44 in reply to "Works for Unity too"
spudley99 Member since:
2009-03-25

Cannot stand either GNOME 3 or Unity, and frankly its pushing me to more obscure distros that function out of the box…

Well, there's always KDE... you don't really need to go too obscure with your desktop system.

They actually (eventually) did a fairly decent job with the transition to KDE4.

Linux Mint KDE edition is a really nice OS.

Edited 2012-07-27 14:45 UTC

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RE: Works for Unity too
by Morgul on Fri 27th Jul 2012 17:01 in reply to "Works for Unity too"
Morgul Member since:
2005-07-06

And don't forget Kubuntu. I've been running it for the last 6 versions, and it keeps getting better and better. (Runs solid and fast on everything from my 90's Powerbook G4 to my 6 core custom desktop)

While I know next to nothing about Mint, Ubuntu has such traction currently, I've found I save a significant amount of headache by using a variant.

Right now the biggest disclaimer I feel I need to give Kubuntu is that they switched their package management GUI to a new project 2 or 3 versions ago, so it still has the occasional glitch. (I typically just use the apt command line utilities, but then again I'm a reformed Gentoo user...)

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RE[2]: Works for Unity too
by Elv13 on Sat 28th Jul 2012 17:37 in reply to "RE: Works for Unity too"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

90's Powerbook G4?

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RE: Works for Unity too
by Kivada on Fri 27th Jul 2012 17:03 in reply to "Works for Unity too"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

There is no reason to go obscure as Gnome 2 isn't dead, it's just been renamed Mate MDM http://mate-desktop.org/

Linux Mint packages it with both their Ubuntu and Debian variants.

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