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    GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming

    GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming
    I don't like it.
    First, it cut to much out of Ubuntu.
    Second, I really really like Unity, so why would I switch.

    OK, what's your take on this?
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    Re: GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming

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    Re: GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming

    I personally think it's a good thing.
    You have an xfce distro, and lxde distro, a kde distro, why not a pure gnome distro.
    A lot of people(a lot meaning more than 2) would like to have a pure gnome Ubuntu flavor. At this point in time, the only way someone can run a system as such is through a painstaking process of adding the gnome-shell,classic and then cautiously removing all of the unity features.
    I too like Unity and have no real plans to install GNObuntu. But that said, I think it fits in with the other distros just nicely.

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    I think it's a great idea. Brilliant that the Ubuntu community can cover all bases so well.

    Would I use it? Possibly so. I'm currently very spoilt for Linux desktops and finding it hard to settle on one, but there's always room on my PC for a Gnome 3 Ubuntu spin.
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    Re: GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming
    I don't like it.
    First, it cut to much out of Ubuntu.
    Second, I really really like Unity, so why would I switch.

    OK, what's your take on this?
    No one is making you switch.

    I'll be happily using my unity + gnome-panel install but other people who prefer constantly moving their mouse cursor to the top left corner now have an alternative they can use.

    But Abiword instead of libreOffice and epiphany instead of firefox make it sound not very serious.
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    Re: GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by vexorian View Post
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    But Abiword instead of libreOffice and epiphany instead of firefox make it sound not very serious.
    Keeping LibreOffice out may make the .iso fit on a CD (for those who don't prefer DVDs or USBs)
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    Re: GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming

    I have an htpc with the community spin w/Gnome Shell. It's great because you can scale Gnome to your television so easily.

    Gnome shell with a taskbar or its equivalent (you can install various extensions) is still better than unity in my opinion. Given the direction of the two projects, however, I doubt that will be the case a year from now.

    FWIW, Luninux, Pear, Pinguy, etc. all offer customized Gnome shell experiences over ubuntu.

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    Epiphany is a really horrid browser to use honestly. Same with the vanilla KDE Browser and Midori for XFCE (usually, unless you can get it to use gecko instead of Webkit.)
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    Re: GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucradia View Post
    Epiphany is a really horrid browser to use honestly. Same with the vanilla KDE Browser and Midori for XFCE (usually, unless you can get it to use gecko instead of Webkit.)
    Oh I disagree. Rekonq was pretty decent last time I used it in Kubuntu.
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    Re: GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    GNOME-flavoured Ubuntu Spin Coming
    I don't like it.
    First, it cut to much out of Ubuntu.
    Second, I really really like Unity, so why would I switch.

    OK, what's your take on this?
    You do know that all of the official ubuntu spins like kubuntu, lubuntu, xubuntu, and so on all share the same exact repos right? witch means if someone files a bug for one spin, all of the spins can benifit from it. unity shares a lot of backend stuff from vanilla gnome, so if someone files a bug report about something in the vanilla spin, theres a pretty good chance my unity desktop will benifit from that. And there is always going to be a lot of people who want a vanilla gnome spin no matter what anyone says, and will go to what ever disto has it. So if ubuntu has it, chances are they will come here, witch means more bugs getting filed and eventually fixed. Witch means better quality repos for everyone. Sounds win, win to me. They get their vanilla gnome, and we get better quality software in the repos.

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