Originally Posted by Arty Ziff
If CentOS v6 comes with GNOME 2, that's what I'm using. What is the predominant view of GNOME 2 vs. GNOME 3?
My dad, a long time Unix / Linux guy hates all GNOME, and opts for some particular version of KDE.
I am not so particular in my desktop. I do much of my twiddlings in a terminal, and apps I run like Gimp or web browsers will run on GNOME or KDE of course, but I must confess, some to the GNOME widgets and other modifications look interesting.
Maybe I should "upgrade" to Gnome 3?
Is there a specific extension that interests you? There may be an equivalent feature that your unaware of available for Gnome2, that we can help you with.
Be warned, Gnome2 and Gnome3 are nothing alike. Gnome3 doesn't follow the traditional paradigm for desktop environments, and the way you're used of doing things will have to change.
I tried it for a few months. Personally I think it looks beautiful. I dislike it's default behaviour though. I had to install a few extensions to feel a little comfortable with it. Once i had them extensions installed, i could function, but eventually i decided i liked it less than the alternatives, including Gnome2.
(One thing that particularly bothered me was that if a right click was done to bring up a context menu. If the menu didn't go far enough to extend past the screen, but it did go far enough to go beyond the boundaries of the panel, it would go below the panel and hide part of the context menu. Debian Wheezy.)