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    Re: Gnome 3 fallback mode is great :) How long will it be available?

    Actually Unity is quite handy, takes few days to get used to but it works well. I have 10.04LTS on all my desktop while my laptops and netbooks have Unity. I like the convenience of all the programs on desktop and miss that sorely when I am on LTS.

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    Re: Gnome 3 fallback mode is great :) How long will it be available?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    As I stated earlier, we as a community don't really care . . .
    I have read it and I don't think I'm the one weak on reading comprehension. You are not a "we" and you are in no way entitled to speak for the "community." Many of us DO care and the developers should. Please state your ideas for yourself and quit imputing them to others either as collectives or individuals. Don't hide behind a plural pronoun you aren't entitled to. You attacked ozone702 for incivility that was purely in your own imagination. If he can't say he thinks the recent direction of development of the very software that is the topic of these fora is dumb there really isn't much point in having the fora. You don't have to agree with him but there is no point in whining about an imagined insult. Yes, there are other choices of desktop and ways of tweaking gnome panel under gnome 3 to make it more useful, as I, myself, pointed out in some detail in this thread in post #8:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...2#post11698572

    If you like the new default interface, good for you. Some of us do not, as any browsing of this forum will demonstrate. And some of us DO care enough to try to point out to others options the dev's did an extremely poor job of explaining. As programmers Canonical really doesn't have anything to apologize for in oneiric. As communicators, however, I've never seen a worse job of rolling out a new version of existing software. Gnome, arguably should have presented version 3 as a beta until they got the command line interface up to speed and taken a little more care to support their legacy commands so as not to break people's scripts, which many of us have invested considerable time in writing. But that really isn't Canonical's fault. The fact that Canonical has done a poor job of communicating to user's what their options are is evident, not only all over these fora, but all over countless blogs and tech help sites all over the internet. I don't recall any software update that has ever caused as much dismayed outcry and one's head has to be deep in the sand to pretend it doesn't exist.

    Straining at gnats to imagine you've been insulted, just because the ozone702's opinions are different from yours in no way contributes to the civility of the forum. Neither persistently pretending to speak for some collective "we" instead of yourself, pretending to be insulted when you weren't even addressed, nor pretending your concern is about a non-existent rules violation, in any way moderate the fact YOU attacked ozone702, not the other way around. If you don't wish to make a constructive suggestion it would be better to move along to another thread and leave this one to people who DO CARE. I stand by everything I said, most especially that some insensitivity training would seem to be in order for you. This is ALL I will post on the matter as you are clearly spoiling for a fight and looking for an excuse and I have more constructive and far more interesting things to do than oblige you.
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    Re: Gnome 3 fallback mode is great :) How long will it be available?

    Quote Originally Posted by kurt18947 View Post
    Another option is adding the Xfce desktop packages. Xfce can be made to feel very much like Gnome 2 if you so desire. I'm up to 6 D.E. choices


    1. Ubuntu (3D)
    2. Ubuntu (2D)
    3. Gnome (Shell)
    4. Gnome classic
    5. Gnome classic -no effects
    6. Xfce

    Who said user choices went away in 11.10?
    Nice! Here's my DE choices:
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    1. GNOME Classic.
    2. GNOME Classic - no effects.
    3. MATE.
    4. Ubuntu (Default).

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    Could always install more, but I'm good with what I got, prefer MATE outta all of them, but installed GNOME Classic as something to fall back on upon the eventual upgrade to Raring Ringtail, so that I could either stick with it, or reinstall MATE, as for Cinnamon, it's great, but the panel looked a little cluttered on my small monitor (15" 4x3 LCD flat panel) and the double-panel configuration like what comes with GNOME Classic or MATE just seems to work better on a monitor of that size, IMO, and to take the sticking with the traditional metaphor even further, in 13.04, I may get rid of Unity in favor of GNOME Classic and MATE.

    In addition, might see about redistributing that config as a Ubuntu Classic Remix - modern Ubuntu with two iterations of the classic GNOME 2-style DE included by default: GNOME Classic for those that want GNOME 3, but dislike the GNOME Shell or Unity-style interface, and MATE for those that want straight-up GNOME 2, if you will, unless that was already done, then nvm.

    Of course LightDM would be used instead of GDM, and the default DE would be GNOME Classic, and as for advanced tweaks, that's where the Tweak Tool would come in, so it would be included as a default option as well. The whole list of default software to be included with said respin is listed below.
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    1. Tweak Tool.
    2. Synaptic.
    3. Software Center.
    4. Gparted.
    5. GIMP.
    6. MyPaint.
    7. Inkscape.
    8. Pinta.
    9. Synfig.
    10. Chromium instead of Firefox.
    11. Empathy.
    12. Gwibber (or whatever the 13.04 alternative is).
    13. Xchat.
    14. LibreOffice.
    15. Brasero.
    16. VLC instead of Rhythmbox.
    17. Shotwell.
    18. Freeciv.

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    Now of course the default theme would be Ambiance for GNOME Classic, and whatever for MATE. Default file manager would depend on the DE - Nautilus of course for GNOME Classic, and Caja for MATE.
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    Re: Gnome 3 fallback mode is great :) How long will it be available?

    Quote Originally Posted by kurt18947 View Post
    In which case we hope that the Xfce and LXDE people don't lose interest
    There is also MATE.
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    Re: Gnome 3 fallback mode is great :) How long will it be available?

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