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blackbird34
September 12th, 2011, 06:41 PM
If i upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 in october, will my Ubuntu Classic desktop (heavily customized, i use it all the time) stay the same/stay there/be usable at all? Or what happens?

sanderd17
September 12th, 2011, 06:46 PM
If i upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 in october, will my Ubuntu Classic desktop (heavily customized, i use it all the time) stay the same/stay there/be usable at all? Or what happens?

No,

You can't use gnome-classic in 11.10 anymore. 11.10 is going to use Gnome3.

Gnome fallback (so not unity fallback) looks and works a lot like gnome2, but the settings aren't compatible. Some settings will still work, but most of the settings will be lost.

But why don't you try gnome-shell? It has a fantastic workflow.

MG&TL
September 12th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Well, I have a beta, and the only thing in the software centre that shows up on a search for GNOME is gnome-shell.

and there's no default gnome2. Sorry.

I suggest sticking with what you're using.

EDIT: I agree, gnome-shell is awesome, they just need to do a 2d version.

sanderd17
September 12th, 2011, 06:51 PM
EDIT: I agree, gnome-shell is awesome, they just need to do a 2d version.

It's 2d, but it does use compositing for the effects.

But indeed, Gnome fallback does not look like Gnome-Shell.

BTW, Gnome fallback comes with gnome-shell and you can force fallback mode in the gnome-shell settings.

blackbird34
September 12th, 2011, 06:53 PM
ok thanks... i'll just try oneiric on a separate partition until i can get it to explode the windows and the desktop cube and run the MacforLin script ... :p

zerubbabel
October 4th, 2011, 05:50 AM
If I do an upgrade from 11.04 with the "Classic" desktop to 11.10 with Gnome 3, will my Wine applications which are currently accessible via the Applications menu under Gnome 2 be accessible via the Applications panel in the Gnome 3 desktop?

cariboo907
October 4th, 2011, 06:31 AM
If I do an upgrade from 11.04 with the "Classic" desktop to 11.10 with Gnome 3, will my Wine applications which are currently accessible via the Applications menu under Gnome 2 be accessible via the Applications panel in the Gnome 3 desktop?

No, you'll have to create custom launchers.

zerubbabel
October 4th, 2011, 03:19 PM
No, you'll have to create custom launchers.

How does one do that in Gnome 3 for Wine applications?

zerubbabel
October 10th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Well, for what it's worth, I've "jumped ship" and gone to Mint after 5 years of being a happy Ubuntu user. Mint 11 is quite refreshing after suffering with 11.04 and 11.10.

arpanaut
October 10th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Well, for what it's worth, I've "jumped ship" and gone to Mint after 5 years of being a happy Ubuntu user. Mint 11 is quite refreshing after suffering with 11.04 and 11.10.

BonVoyage