View Full Version : Poll: Would you like to see a classic-looking ubuntu derivate?

June 17th, 2011, 12:17 PM
... and by classic I mean the old ubuntu human icon theme and icons, gnome DE, ... that sort of thing?

If you voted no, please elaborate why

Spice Weasel
June 17th, 2011, 12:26 PM
No, because GNOME2 and GTK2 need to die.

June 17th, 2011, 12:30 PM
I want my computer to look all glitzy and gloumourous , so Gnome2 and human icons look so dull...:P

June 17th, 2011, 12:40 PM
No, because GNOME2 and GTK2 need to die.

I agree. But why not upgrade to gnome 3?

June 17th, 2011, 12:46 PM
What's the point? Ubuntu 11.10 comes with Gnome 3 and Unity interface. Furthermore, you can install both:

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
gnome-shell gives you the Gnome-shell interface available at login. gnome-session-fallback gives you the classic Gnome 2 panel/metacity interface. With all the libraries, we are talking about 20 or so packages.

There is no point in making a separate distribution for 20 packages.

June 17th, 2011, 12:47 PM
A derivative that the only thing it has different is the look? What's the point? I can change the theme anytime I want in regular ubuntu.

June 17th, 2011, 12:54 PM
If you voted no, please elaborate why

Why cling to the past?

David D.
June 17th, 2011, 06:01 PM
I voted NO as there are already sufficient derivatives and flavors of Ubuntu (Kubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu). Between those and the great variety of themes available, I see no need for a "classic-looking" derivative.