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Don't bother. Fallback mode is crap too.


I suppose I should have seen this coming, when they mangled GDM in 2.28. (Instead of using a nice utility to theme GDM they removed 90% of the functionality and made it so you had to log in as GDM and set the appearance, just like you would a normal user)

They've basically done the same thing, only this time with the whole system. Nothing but reduced functionality and extra work. Just like with GDM they've removed utilities without replacing them. You can't even properly theme it or adjust the panels.

Gnome is supposed to be simple, efficient, and clean. Gnome 3.0 is none of those. In fact, its more of a complete failure than KDE 4.0, which at least had some direction, and some hope of bug fixes. Gnome 3.0 isn't buggy, its just bad. I can see now why Ubuntu went ahead with Unity, because even Unity is an improvement.


I think I'm going to switch over to KDE. I could keep using Gnome 2, but the Gnome project clearly has no future, so its better if I just get used to KDE now.
    
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I have to agree completely. GNOME 3 is an abomination.

Personally I can't understand the mindset of stripping out useful functionality. It's certainly good to strip out useless stuff, but what they took out was hardly useless.

There was some talk about some guys forking GNOME 2, called EXDE, but that project is already dead before it even started.

I too will likely be switching to KDE.
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I'm glad it wasn't just me who thought this...

I grabbed it to try out but I swiftly returned to KDE.
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Argh, I haven't tried it out....now I won't. I'll stick with my old Gnome.
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Can't help but agree with the above, and can't say I'm a fan of Unity either TBH. I'll be sticking with LXDE for the foreseeable.
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Argh, I haven't tried it out....now I won't. I'll stick with my old Gnome.
Oh, I highly recommend everyone try it out, just to see how bad it is for yourself. You can find a live CD for this purpose at gnome3.org.
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Live CD is fail too though. The drivers they ship with it don't have the hardware acceleration required to even run gnome-shell.
    
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Oh, I highly recommend everyone try it out, just to see how bad it is for yourself. You can find a live CD for this purpose at gnome3.org.
Noooo haha I cuss enough at Windoze machines that are brought in, I need to remain calm.

Edit: Ok I will run it and get my duct tape handy (for my mouth) so I don't scare my cats lol.
Edited by Mr_Torch - 3/28/11 at 6:17pm
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i like more light weight stuff now that ive given it a try really do like openbox... its got a sweet simplicity to it... people who have stuck with the main two branches should try running all the different options and see what you like

however, gnome has sacrificed what it was good for i dont see what on earth the devs were thinking...

kde is actually fairly nice just takes some getting used to if you like different DE's

hey maybe with the (hopeful) death of gnome we could see a new DE or two pop up? or some other DE's getting more momentum to get better
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The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.
^my view on Gnome3
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