Re: Ubunto

Tom Anderson <>
Sat, 15 Oct 2011 15:06:59 +0100
On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, B1ll Gat3s wrote:

On 14/10/2011 6:20 PM, Martin Gregorie wrote:

On Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:00:40 -0400, B1ll Gat3s wrote:

On 14/10/2011 9:21 AM, Tom Anderson wrote:

It's utterly vile. We got GNOME 3 with Fedora 15, and switched over to
XFCE after about five minutes.

XFCE is quite a step down from GNOME 2, but it's miles better than
GNOME 3. I am counting my blessings that i recently bought a Mac!

What is wrong with GNOME 3?

[much stuff]

- as you do other things this sensitive area tends to grow as time
   passes and to overlap application windows including the one that
   has focus. It gets bloody big too - something like a quarter circle
   with its centroid in the top left corned and a raduis of half the
   screen height.

This sounds like a bug. They'll probably fix it soon.

Hopefully. The outright bugs should be fixed in a few months. The missing
features (like there being no way to change the font size) will be
supplied over a year or so. The mistakes will probably be rectified in a
couple of years.

Sadly, i need a computer *now*. Hence, goodbye GNOME 3.

And if you prefer GNOME 2 to both GNOME 3 and XFCE, why not just
use GNOME 2?

Because G2 been removed from the latest Ubuntu release and AFAIK the same
will happen with the release of Fedora 16.

Then get it directly from the GNOME folks, or wherever else it might be.

Oh, that sounds like an easy and straightforward thing to do.

I mildly prefer GNOME 2 to XFCE. But i strongly prefer package-managed
software to build-it-yourself. I want a tool, not a hobby.

If enough people are displeased with GNOME 3 there WILL be SOMEwhere
where GNOME 2 is preserved for people that prefer it to download and

A couple of people are maintaining forks, or things that look vaguely like

The history of GNOME forks is not an encouraging one, though. These two
won't last through the winter.

Just because it's no longer available at the same time as the OS with a
one-stop shop doesn't mean it's impossible to get and install it,
period, you know.

We know. But it's largely irrelevant.


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