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post #21 of 118
@nathris

i honestly still want to surmise all your problems you've had lately with one word, arch..

a rolling release seems like a good idea, as long as there is "stability" in the core libraries and programs...the last few months we've seen a lot of changes and updates to those core components in gnu/linux...

KDE 4.5+, changed a lot of stuff, that a rolling release might just not be able to "cope" with...i know when i ran arch with kde 4.5.3 i believe it was, i was experiencing more or less the same problems you describe...but when i switched back to kubuntu...the problems magically went away.

as for the lacking of the other DE/WM, there are reasons why Gnome and KDE have been the two most popular, as for gnomes shift recently to that "thing" they call a "shell", i blame a lot of that on "ubuntu" influence on the project...before ubuntu came along and adopted gnome, it was at best, a quaint little DE smile.gif
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post #22 of 118
I dual-boot Ultimate Edition based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS...

Not overly challenging...& reliable...
Edited by cr1 - 5/13/11 at 6:58am
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isnt debian sticking with gnome2 by default?

i use openbox so i dont really care and never bothered to ask anyone lol...
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post #24 of 118
Quote:
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isnt debian sticking with gnome2 by default?

i use openbox so i dont really care and never bothered to ask anyone lol...
debian will probably be on gnome 2.32 for the next five years...
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Thread Starter 
Debian 6 just came out a few months ago, so we probably won't see the next major release for another 2 years, and be then Gnome 3 will probably be mature.
    
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so whats the problem with just running debian
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I tried it in a VM and it didn't work very well.

Also, its hard to give up pacman and yaourt.
    
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Pacman and apt aren't that different, and if it ain't in the repos, i'd be surprised. Although if it's truly missing, you can't beat yaourt
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post #29 of 118
You can too beat yaourt, compile it yourself. All yaourt does is simplify that, though it's not that hard to go download the source.
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post #30 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Good move, but I can't help but wonder how fast Gnome 3 would become usable if it was the main WM for Ubuntu.
How much impact did Ubuntu have on GNOME 2 outside of their own derivatives?
    
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