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so I installed fedora 15, it sucks
I might be hopping distros or just sticking to 14


what I like
the old gnome (think it's 2.6 or something)
fast and light wight
comes with a lot installed
simple, stable and up to date
like it to look the same forever, or unless I want to change it

I don't like Gentoo or ubuntu
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 9/4/11 at 6:39pm
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What's wrong with F15? I can't imagine they changed that much since 14. Or are you talking about the changes to the default DE from Gnome to Gnome Shell/3.0?
     
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uses Gnome Shell
with no Gnome 2.6/classic
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
uses Gnome Shell
with no Gnome 2.6/classic
I don't think there are any distros that are keeping Gnome 2.6 or will have it for much longer. You can always try the KDE/XFCE/LXDE spins of Fedora. I vote the KDE or LXDE ones. They're both pretty well made.
     
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you are either going to have to adapt or hope that deskmate or whatever it is (gnome 2 fork) to actually take off and keep maintained.

you could try another DE, i've been using the new xfce for a bit, i'm liking it.

as for what distro, can't really going wrong with debian or variant.
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post
I don't think there are any distros that are keeping Gnome 2.6 or will have it for much longer. You can always try the KDE/XFCE/LXDE spins of Fedora. I vote the KDE or LXDE ones. They're both pretty well made.
ya I like lxde some what
but I don't like KDE
I just like the old gnome
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 9/4/11 at 6:40pm
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XFCE can mimic Gnome2 very well, I'd try setting that up. Otherwise you could lock packages, at least I can in Debian/Ubuntu. =)
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will there be any distro's that will stick with the old gnome?
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will there be any distro's that will stick with the old gnome?
I didn't find any. I doubt it. There's no reason to hold back progress. Honestly I'm so glad KDE4 got past it's early troubles because it's miles ahead of KDE3. And if every "legacy-er" had had their way it probably wouldn't have turned out.

Heck, I even appreciate what Gnome guys are trying to do while still loathing it to heck.
     
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whats Mandriva like ?
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