[clug] Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 has destroyed Gnome customisation
George at Clug
Clug at goproject.info
Sat Oct 25 16:39:42 MDT 2014
Cinnamon - Simplicity and beauty in one. As Cinnamon is now a
user installation option in Jessie, I intend to use it as my Desktop
when Jessie moves to stable. I recently installed Jessie + Cinnamon to
a old Netbook that was struggling to run Windows XP. I am amazed how
well it performs. Even plugged in a Telstra Turbo Modem, which it
recognised, and with in a few minutes I had selected the correct data
plan and was connected to the Interent.
MATE - I have not tried Mate. Sounds like I should give it a test
out, if Paul is using MATE, it must have something going for it.
At Sunday, 26-10-2014 on 07:17 Paul Wayper wrote:
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On 24/10/14 17:17, jhock wrote:
> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
> Totally p*$#ed off John.
Ever since GNOME 3 came along I've been using MATE. I don't recall
went with picking up my existing settings, but it basically has all of
look and feel of GNOME 2 without some of the bloat. And it works
on my (ageing) Inspiron 6400 - GNOME 2 worked fine and Compiz worked
too, and then GNOME 3 decides that it doesn't have OpenGL so it goes
'compatibility' mode, which turns out to be 'run really slowly' mode.
An alternative to try is Cinnamon, which is basically a fork of GNOME
Linux Mint team who didn't like the way GNOME Shell worked. It's
based, which means you get some of the new feature set, but without
crappy new look. Even GNOME Shell is a step up from Unity (also
LXDE and XFCE are even more light-weight window managers, if you're
finding MATE annoying.
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