Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 22:29 UTC
Gnome The future of GNOME - an interesting subject. GNOME 3 has been out and about for a while, and it hasn't exactly been a smashing success. One of the efforts to take GNOME to the next level is what the team refers to as GNOME OS - but in reality, it's a set of improvements to GNOME that are just as interesting to GNOME-the-desktop-environment.
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Someone needs to fork gnome2

It's been done, it's called MATE, and to be honest, it's a joke. If you don't like the Gnome 3 UI, the answer isn't to fork Gnome 2 - it's to fork Gnome 3 to restore the old UI.

Remember, Gnome 3 isn't just a UI change - it's also a huge cleanup of the codebase, throwing away all the bad API decisions that they'd been forced to live with for years. If you fork Gnome 2, you've got to adopt all of the code they're not maintaining any more. Bad idea.

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1c3d0g Member since:

They've already forked GNOME 3, FYI, and it's called Cinnamon. MUCH more usable than anything coming out of GNOME these days.

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jayrulez Member since:

Cinnamon is not a fork of GNOME but of Gnome Shell.

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Gullible Jones Member since:

Perhaps it's a joke, but it provides a much, much more usable interface than Gnome 3. Especially on low-end hardware.

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No it isnt Member since:

What's "low end" these days? I recently installed Arch Linux with Gnome3 on an Athlon system from 2005, and it ran pretty damn well. The user interface really isn't that bad either.

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