[clug] GNOME 3 in trouble according to El reg. True or a beat up?

Chris Barton chris at gredil.net
Mon Nov 5 19:23:46 MST 2012

Yes, I have used Gnome 3.4, and I like it too (but I've been a user
since day 1). The first couple of weeks were a little frustrating, but
now when I use a Gnome2/Panels based distros I get really frustrated
with how slow and clunky they are. I like how quickly I can go from zero
to running applications now. I like that I don't have to plan my
workspaces. I like tapping (on the keyboard) one button and seeing
everything I'm working on, and switching between them efficiently. But
mostly I like that that it's all out-of-the-box and I don't have to
spend days tweaking. Being menu free and mouse free has become liberating.

I know no amount of rationalisation will sway WM die-hards that A is
better than B and I'm a little miffed with myself for wading into this
futile discussion. It's right up there with politics and religion. So
I'll leave it at this; I am someone who works more efficiently in Gnome
3 (and Unity isn't bad either) than old panel based stuff and, you can't
become efficient in a new WM in "a day". You need to decide with one
conceptually makes sense to you and put in a little time get used to it,
you might just find you never go back ;-)


On 6/11/2012 7:54 AM, Chris Smart wrote:
> On 05/11/12 21:22, Ian Bardsley wrote:
>> I have until recently stayed back in the Gnome 2.xx era to avoid Gnome 3
>> (and Unity) but have recently moved to Mint with Cinnamon Desktop
> Cinnamon is a fork of GNOME Shell and still uses the rest of GNOME 3.
> It's a pity that Canonical didn't put their Unity investment into
> creating it on top of GNOME 3 (like it's designed for). They could have
> collaborated and just shipped their Unity Shell (instead of GNOME Shell).
> Has anyone actually given GNOME 3.4+ a go? I have to say it's pretty
> darn impressive.
> -c

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