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Originally Posted by error10;13481591 
Well you obviously haven't waved a dead chicken over your Linux installation. biggrin.gif

Hmm true biggrin.gif
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What Gnome stability issues?
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post #13 of 118
Thread Starter 
Gnome doesn't have stability issues. It has "what the hell were they thinking issues".


I'm of the opinion that Gnome 2 is now dead. Its not even an option anymore. Trying to maintain backwards compatibility is a futile effort, so its best to just stop trying and move on.


Gnome 3 is pretty stable. Its probably because they stopped somewhere between the prototyping and alpha phases and started treating it like a release candidate.
    
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I had a lot of problems with the new Gnome (mostly Unity...), but I switched to the old view/classic view/I don't remember what they call it and it works fine for me now.
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post #15 of 118
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Originally Posted by Waffleboy;13482959 
I had a lot of problems with the new Gnome (mostly Unity...), but I switched to the old view/classic view/I don't remember what they call it and it works fine for me now.

GNOME has nothing to do with Unity.
    
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GNOME has nothing to do with Unity.

Really? I know Ubuntu implemented it, but I kind of assumed it was a Gnome thing and not just limited to Ubuntu. I guess I should read whole articles instead of headlines smile.gif
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Unity isn't Gnome. Ubuntu dropped Gnome completely. Good move, but I can't help but wonder how fast Gnome 3 would become usable if it was the main WM for Ubuntu.
    
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post #18 of 118
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Originally Posted by esocid;13482239 
What Gnome stability issues?

Crash on boot? Crash when navigating the panel? Crash when an application launches. Should I go on? Maybe it's just because Gnome encountered Murphy's Law Incarnate. But KDE or LXDE didn't seem phased by me...
     
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post #19 of 118
It's a shame you didn't get on with Xfce, I like it's similarity to Gnome 2. What about Compiz?

Won't help the wireless issues though frown.gif

You could try Debian, they're about the most stable distro, or how about Slackware (if you like a challenge?!)

Edit: I know you said don't recommend stuff, but I'm not what you've tried and what you haven't
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post #20 of 118
Why give up so easily? At least try a different distro before giving up completely. A lot of your issues probably stem from Arch being rolling-release.

Try a more stable distro like Slackware or Debian.
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