Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 16:32 UTC
Gnome Not even GNOME itself could ignore the GNOME 3 criticism for much longer. "As part of the planning for the DropOrFixFallbackMode feature, we've decided that we will compile a list of supported gnome-shell extensions. This will be a small list, focused on just bringing back some central 'classic' UX elements: classic alt tab, task bar, min/max buttons, main menu. To ensure that these extensions keep working, we will release them as a tarball, just like any other module."
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RE: What can you say - fair enough.
by Yoko_T on Wed 28th Nov 2012 21:52 UTC in reply to "What can you say - fair enough."
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I totally get the gnome3 criticism.
And I understand that quite a few users felt (betrayed is far too strong) but 'left out in the cold' and sought shelter in cinnamon, mate etc. and some people have switched allegiances to more 'lightweights' like XFCE - and that includes myself - - although more and more I'm only using linux on headless boxes , but thats a different story.

I think this move -while only a small gesture in some ways- is pragmatic and will be enough of a little compromise for quite a few people. Took a while mind

Nope. Too Little Too Late. This doesn't adress anything, it's just a cheap bandage over a festering wound.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Is it really too late? Where have all the gnome 2 users gone? Every time I hear this I get a different answers.


With the exception of kde, I don't think any one of them individually could claim a majority of the old users of gnome 2. If Gnome 3 could just be changed with a click to look act and feel like gnome 2, I think it still has enough momentum to draw some users back.

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Morty Member since:

Is it really too late? Where have all the gnome 2 users gone?

You forgot one big chunk. Since the majority of Gnome 2 users also was Ubuntu users, they ended up with Unity.

And I guess you still have a large amount of user still on Gnome 2, using distributions with longer life cycle like RedHat, Debian and older LTS. So even more will move over time when support ends for those.

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