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Gnome is more than just the shell though. Are we going to have nautilus2 and nautilus3? file-roller2 and file-roller3? Its bad enough switching between python2 and python3 tongue.gif

Shame on the Gnome devs for even calling it Gnome 3. I understand they wanted to do a rewrite of the underlying system, but if you're going to scrap the old system you should have the new system already in place. They would honestly have been better off if they had just kept the new features to Gnome-Shell, updated Gnome 2.32 to use GTK3, and gradually ported features over until we end up with Gnome 4, a newer, cleaner version of Gnome with a full-featured "fallback" mode.



Also, my thoughts on ~30 minutes of MATE in Linux Mint: Buggy, but still better than Gnome Shell. I think I've also grown too accustomed to Xfce. Oh well rolleyes.gif
    
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I don't have a problem with Gnome 3 being called Gnome 3, especially considering Gnome 2 is now called Mate wink.gif

Surprised it's buggy though, it's a fork of Gnome 2 which was rock solid. How'd they break it so much in this short space?
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The early Arch version wasn't buggy either, at least it didn't have these problems. That's not to say it doesn't work. There are just little things, like having a resizable corner on the panel and jerky menu popups.
    
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I love having all the temps, fan speeds, weather, cpu speed thingy and anything else i want across the top. I love having the dropdown menus with everything easy to find and fast. Gnome3 and Unity are just don't work for me. I have never had an issue with package management with any distro except the early versions of Fedora. I really enjoyed the stability i was experiencing with the versions of linux i was using and now everything has turned upside down. All my friends who use it seem to think i'm being ridiculous but when you find something you really like and it gets changed radically it sucks..... I'm sure we will find something that is palatable for us...... eventually.

And btw, i run linux on my main pc as the only OS and wanted stablity for that one. That is my main thing.... I changed over back in 2008 and have never looked back, but now i'm trying many different things to find something i like......
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I love having all the temps, fan speeds, weather, cpu speed thingy and anything else i want across the top. I love having the dropdown menus with everything easy to find and fast.

All of this could just as easily be had with Openbox w/tint2 and conky plus it would be a lot lighter hell even fluxbox.
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All of this could just as easily be had with Openbox w/tint2 and conky plus it would be a lot lighter hell even fluxbox.

That would also take several days to properly configure.
    
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