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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No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

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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Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

Any netbook, for starters. Or anything at all with a 5400 RPM hard drive.

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leech Member since:
2006-01-10

For the record, I started a project at work on an OLD Pentium 2 with 256MB of RAM and a Geforce 5500 AGP card.

Debian Squeeze or the Wheezy alpha Netinst wouldn't work, so I had to install the base Lenny, upgrade to squeeze, then upgrade to Wheezy. Then I did mange to get Gnome-shell to launch.

While it did run (even with the full on shell, not the fall back) I could not get the nVidia driver to load. That version SHOULD work with the newer version of X.org in Wheezy (1.13 I think) but it gave a segmentation fault, and I haven't tried since. With the Nouveau driver, the fonts were partially corrupted. It was like it was trying to do font AA, but failed with Ss and Os.

I may start a blog about this...:D

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