• Back to a GNOME Future


    Since Gnome is one of Antergos DE offers, a recent article from the Linux Foundation

    [“GNOME 3 is now one of the most rock-solid desktops to be found…”]
    (https://www.linux.com/learn/intro-to-linux/2017/7/ubuntu-1710-back-gnome-future)

  • Rock solid is not what I associate with Gnome/GTK3, wouldn’t even call it desktop. And the least thing that comes to my mind is most user friendly.
    J.

  • @4ant This is a much discussed topic for Ubuntu, the end of the UNITY Desktop … and special here a little howto get over the change back to Gnome…

    I would say that Gnome is harder to destroy then KDE yes! but for a casual user, Gnome is not more or less solid for it self…

    Compared with Fluxbox, both Gnome or KDE are not the more solid ones! ;)

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  • I just took a look at Fluxbox (which I didn’t know about until now actually) and I cannot seem to tell a difference between it and Openbox. Is there one?

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  • @joekamprad said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    @4ant This is a much discussed topic for Ubuntu, the end of the UNITY Desktop … and special here a little howto get over the change back to Gnome…

    I would say that Gnome is harder to destroy then KDE yes! but for a casual user, Gnome is not more or less solid for it self…

    Compared with Fluxbox, both Gnome or KDE are not the more solid ones! ;)

    An easy way to render Gnome3 completely unusable is to install incompatible 3rd party extensions. Haven’t seen such things with Plasma.
    J.

  • @Jeannie____ said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    Rock solid is not what I associate with Gnome/GTK3
    J.

    Why?

  • @joekamprad said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    Compared with Fluxbox, both Gnome or KDE are not the more solid ones! ;)

    I would agree with you. The simpler the software, the less chances it breaks :)

  • @4ant said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    Why?

    I would echo this question also. Gnome actuallly seems more stable than Plasma does, which I know you, @Jeannie____, use. While Plasma is having problems with crashing unexpectedly right now, Gnome seems to be functioning perfectly.

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  • Vanilla Gnome might work “perfectly”. As soon as you start installing obscure 3rd party extensions, the problems will begin. Can you please run a long term test and create a statistic that will prove that Vanilla Plasma5 is crahing more often than vanilla Gnome 3?
    J.

  • @joekamprad said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    … and special here a little howto get over the change back to Gnome…

    …and may some Ubuntu users find, for the good, the advantages of the “kiss” (as in Antergos) ;) ;)

  • @4ant said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    @joekamprad said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    … and special here a little howto get over the change back to Gnome…

    …and may some Ubuntu users find, for the good, the advantages of the “kiss” (as in Antergos) ;) ;)

    I actually do not care at all what Ubuntu is or does.
    J.

  • @Jeannie____ said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    @4ant said in Back to a GNOME Future:
    I actually do not care at all what Ubuntu is or does.

    Why :)

  • Because.
    J.

  • @Jeannie____ said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    Because.
    J.

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  • So I know there are various theories as to why Ubuntu is moving back to Gnome, but I am curious as to what your ideas are. (speaking to anyone involved in this thread or just wanting to answer:smile:). I do not really know enough about that topic to stand one way or the other, but I would love to hear others’ opinions!

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  • "why Ubuntu is moving…"
    reducing costs/expenses to improve Canonical financial attractiveness and later do a public offer

    Why Gnome and not other DE?
    Because Gnome is the best DE, present and future :joy: !!!

  • I don’t use Gnome and I don’t have a touchscreen laptop. (Too glossy imo) But isn’t Gnome more touchscreen friendly and, besides the financial reasons, therefore the “best” desktop candidate for Ubuntu?

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  • @bpoerwo said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    and, besides the financial reasons

    ok… at the end of the day, the best desktop is , for the most part, the one we are used to use. Changes do always require time, patience and effort…(see Windows users :) )

    Because Debian, Fedora, that are mainly enterprise focused, moved to Gnome and being Canonical mainly in the corporate business, and maybe not seeing a clear advantage of other DE’s over Gnome, and also due to Ubuntu coming from Gnome, in the past, so traditional good relationships among developers both side, they opted to go with it. Just my opinion.

    ps: they’ll face a few challenges, a nice article, about:
    (https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/03/switching-from-unity-to-gnome-shell-first-challenges/)

  • Please note that Fedora has introduced Gnome Classic specially for paying business customers who would prefer a desktop that better suits their needs than one that seems to cater more towards touchscreens.
    J.

  • @Jeannie____ said in Back to a GNOME Future:

    Fedora has introduced Gnome Classic

    Really? I actually never knew that before!

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