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: Comment by Luminair
by vaette on Thu 29th Nov 2012 17:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
vaette
Member since:
2008-08-09

It is true, Linux should really return to the fine old Gnome 2 days, when it was king of the desktop and seemed unstoppable. It was always foolish of the Gnome devs to piss off that 0.3% of the market they had in the bag. When you are winning with that kind of numbers what you do is sit still and consolidate.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by TechGeek on Thu 29th Nov 2012 18:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2006-01-14

Regardless of how much market share Gnome or Linux actually has, Gnome is probably the most financially backed DE for Linux. Second I would say was KDE. Gnome will probably not continue in its role if no one actually wants to use it. I think the real question is: "Will Red Hat ship Gnome 3 in RHEL 7 as the default DE?"

Edited 2012-11-29 18:06 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Hiev on Thu 29th Nov 2012 18:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Gnome will probably not continue in its role if no one actually wants to use it

That is what you haters can't understand, that there are users who likes GNOME 3 and want to use it.

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Jason Bourne on Thu 29th Nov 2012 21:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

There is a concern about that. Fedora & CentOS already started to lose ground, this will eventually reflect on RHEL market. I am sure a company will understand this more than a few self-proclaimed god-like designers.

Edited 2012-11-29 21:17 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by fossil on Fri 30th Nov 2012 01:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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2009-05-29

Don't know about RHEL 7, but Fedora 18 Beta has released with Gnome 3.6 as default DE. However, MATE, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, and something called SoaS (Sugar on a Stick) are options. Personally, I'm torrenting F18 Beta with XFCE ... cool, the dl just finished as I write!

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