Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th May 2013 21:40 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Penguin
Debian and its clones That rare event where tried and true Debian releases a new version. "This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories. Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for 'Wheezy', will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically."
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RE[2]: Wow, still Gnome 3.4
by yahya on Mon 6th May 2013 22:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow, still Gnome 3.4"
yahya
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For me, the difference is, that even though the GNOME version shipped with Debian Squeeze was dated at the time of release, it was not quite as dated, but what's more relevant than that: It was incredibly usable. I found GNOME 2.32 to be a very mature, elegant and user-friendly desktop.

I have been using Debian on the desktop since 1999 or so. Most of the time I used GNOME as my default desktop, and Squeeze was certainly my favourite release. Compared to that, GNOME 3.4 feels rather incomplete. It takes away more functionality than it provides. E.g. I really regret loosing all my panel applets, loosing the ability to use Compiz with GNOME. I hate the solid black of the panel. I can't understand why anyone would find this elegant. GNOME 3.4 feels half-baked. GNOME 3.8 by contrast is much more snappy, it is faster, more mature, offers more functionality.

While I stayed with squeeze until shortly before the release of wheezy, I think I won't stay long with wheezy, I'll probably upgrade to Jessie as soon as it has stabilized a bit.

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