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Old 04-26-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
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Lightbulb What is best Gnome 3 linux distro?


i have read in many websites and articles that openSUSE is the best KDE distro, they integrated very well, and my experience with openSUSE confirm that.

So, what is best Gnome 3 distro in the other hand?
 
Old 04-26-2012, 02:05 AM   #2
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For a so called Stable release I have heard good things about Fedora but I have never used it. I have Gnome 3 on my laptop and it is pretty good so I have to give Debian a good plug but this in a Testing release.
 
Old 04-26-2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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I would go with Fedora. The Red Hate/Fedora folks work very closely with The Gnome developers. I've found 3.2 on Fedora 16 to be very stable. Debian will be a close second, or possibly move to number one, when Gnome 3 makes it into stable. Testing is pretty stable though. You'll run into occasional problems but all should be fairly easy to fix.
 
Old 04-26-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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Kororaa is a respin of Fedora that gives you the media codecs, flash, non-free items, etc: much handier.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...page/15/sort/7
 
Old 04-28-2012, 10:02 AM   #5
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Listen to DavidMcCann, seriously go through the reviews on this sight and he seems to have tested almost all of distros there. (Never saw one for Slackware though).
As for my own advice, i can't say because i have only used gnome3 on two distros; Frugalware, and Opensuse. On both these distros, Gnome3 felt sluggish which is not something i normally experience on my computer. I make this judgment because it takes about a whole second to move from the open window selection to the applications list. I would like to know if the so called 'better' gnome3 distros suffer this same lag i've experienced. please update this thread with that info once you test
 
Old 04-28-2012, 10:59 AM   #6
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Thanks for that endorsement! But I've only tried 62.

As a general rule of thumb, the easier it is to get a particular desktop in a distro, the better it's likely to be, because more people will use it and generate feedback. And you do need a lot of users to get bug reports: most people never bother. So if a distro uses Gnome as its default (Fedora/Kororaa), that's better than if it has to be asked for (OpenSUSE), which is better than if you have to have to hunt it down and install it yourself.
 
Old 04-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #7
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As for my own advice, i can't say because i have only used gnome3 on two distros; Frugalware, and Opensuse. On both these distros, Gnome3 felt sluggish which is not something i normally experience on my computer. I make this judgment because it takes about a whole second to move from the open window selection to the applications list. I would like to know if the so called 'better' gnome3 distros suffer this same lag i've experienced. please update this thread with that info once you test
With Fedora 16 on my desktop I've had no experience with sluggishness or lag (micro atx, dual core, 4 gib ddr3 ram - using nouveau drivers), but I have a really low end laptop (single core intel celeron 900, 2 gib ddr2 ram) which does a bit, but honestly not near as much as I expected. I was expecting to go straight to fallback mode and install Mate on it. I installed an extension that disabled window animations from the gnome site and that seemed to help a lot when opening nautilus or other programs. I also got into the layout.js file and disabled the hover effect over the Acitivities menu (which disabled the ripple effect by default) so I actually have to click on Activities to go to overview mode. That sped things up when going to overview immensely. Now the only lag I seem to get is when in overview mode and I switch from window view to application view it takes an extra second to display, but that's it.
 
Old 04-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #8
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Thanks for that endorsement! But I've only tried 62.
Only? lol, it sure beats my 10. And i bet your 62 doesn't take into account different versions.

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Now the only lag I seem to get is when in overview mode and I switch from window view to application view it takes an extra second to display, but that's it.
That's the exact same thing i mentioned, that i experience.. That little bit of lag annoys me, it should be instant.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #9
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My Hybrid Gnome 3

I have an older computer and get some lag with KDE, Unity and even Gnome 3 through the major distros. I ended up loading Bodhi Linux, a very slimmed down E17 distro with access to Ubuntu programs through Synaptic. Once installed (very quickly because it is so thin) I installed the NVIDIA drivers through Synaptic and then Gnome-Shell. When I re-logged in, I selected GNOME, and there you have it... factory version of Gnome 3.

Still a little bit of work after that installing gnome-tweak, desired themes and desired programs, but I know Ubuntu is pretty good about only letting stable stuff into their repositories, including whatever the stable Gnome 3 version is. I feel my system is the least laggy it has ever been with Gnome 3 (which is better than Unity which, likewise, is better than KDE for me in terms of speed). So far, happy with the result.

BTW, Bodhi Linux is a nice and very snappy distro with a little E17 bling. But ultimately was still just a bit to sparse for me.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 11:10 PM   #10
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I was looking for a debian based version of Gnome shell. Most come with software i do not want. Ubuntu with it's unity, and Amazon lens just turns me off. I found installing Bohdi and then installing Gnome 3, and removing enlightement gives you a very nice stripped version of Linux with Gnome 3. Very fast with no BS included.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 01:11 AM   #11
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I was looking for a debian based version of Gnome shell. Most come with software i do not want. Ubuntu with it's unity, and Amazon lens just turns me off. I found installing Bohdi and then installing Gnome 3, and removing enlightement gives you a very nice stripped version of Linux with Gnome 3. Very fast with no BS included.
Bohdi is based on Ubuntu and it has all of Ubuntu's hidden bloatware. If you want a Debian based version of Gnoem 3 then use Debian 7 (Wheezy) which is now in Beta 2.
 
Old 12-31-2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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Thanks for that endorsement! But I've only tried 62.
"Only" 62?!
 
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I've been tracking down the escapers since then, and number 91 (Sparky) is currently awaiting its check-up!
 
  


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