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Old 01-18-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Angry ok I found gnome but


I have searched but my dilema is unique, I'll try to make a long story short OK! I rebuilt my pc a year ago and only replaced the mobo and cpu c2d P35 to i5 2500k and z68 chipset mobo and everything worked good, yesterday I got an ssd and made the mistake of downloading ubuntu 12.10, gnome is jacked up why would they do this to longtime users? I want a different distro, that gnome works properly in, they can stick this unity up their ubuntu. I had linux functioning on a powermac in 1999 I downloaded over 600mb on a 33.6 modem and been using linux ever since, I suddenly feel stupid because 2 or 3 people had an idea and crammed it down the worlds throat?
 
Old 01-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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There is alot of hate for Gnome right now in the community for some reason. I hear alot of hype for Cinnamon and other GUI's but this is all personal preference. What isn't personal preference is that GNOME does not play nice with Ubuntu 12.

If you don't like unity I would suggest giving Linux Mint a try with the Cinnamon desktop or load CentOS and use GNOME. If you stick with Mint you will still have an ubuntu backend so there won't be much of a change. CentOS is a red hat distro so there are some slight changed, i.e, yum as opposed to aptitude.
 
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You can also try https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/ReleaseNotes/12.10 which is Ubuntu's attempt to bring GNOME support back to Ubuntu. It was very buggy but I heard it has come a long way.
 
Old 01-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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Give the new interface a try---it's actually very nice (and don't be so hostile---Volkswagon Beetles don't look like they used to, either).

Just tap the Super/Windows key and type what you want to do, for example: [Super] help
 
Old 01-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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You can also try https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/ReleaseNotes/12.10 which is Ubuntu's attempt to bring GNOME support back to Ubuntu. It was very buggy but I heard it has come a long way.
i will check that link thank you!
 
Old 01-18-2013, 05:30 PM   #6
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Give the new interface a try---it's actually very nice (and don't be so hostile---Volkswagon Beetles don't look like they used to, either).

Just tap the Super/Windows key and type what you want to do, for example: [Super] help
i'll be fine tomorrow just frustrated with the newness with no warning
 
Old 01-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #7
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You can also get the Mate DE which is a fork of the Gnome 2 panel DE. It also uses Caja a fork of Nautilus 3.4 which is much better than the silly direction Nautilus is currently taking.

This will run fine. There is a repo for it and you will have to change to the version name of your Ubuntu 12.10 (I don't know what that is called).
deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu/ oneiric main

The Cinnamon Desktop started as a set package of Gnome Shell extensions and has evolved into more of a fork of Gnome Shell. There is a package in the Debian repos for it. I would certainly not recommend using the Debian package under Ubuntu. I mention it only because it is very likely that the package is available in the Ubuntu repo. Check Synaptic for that or, as root;
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apt-cache search "cinnamon"
Linux Mint Debian Edition has a very nice Live DVD that offers both Mate and Cinnamon also. It is based on Debian testing, like Ubuntu LTS versions, and is pretty nice.

It is the release I recommend for noobs.

Linux Mint, based on Ubuntu may well be very nice. Have heard very good things about it for years. It is, however, a respin of Ubuntu which is a respin of Debian. This seems somewhat silly to me.

I switched to Xfce from gnome. It is a nice DE and does exactly what I want it to do. It is what the Gnome panels always wanted to grow up to be.

Xubuntu is all right. The last testing I did for Ubuntu was Xubuntu 12.10-testing. Works good.

Xfce works better with out all the added Gnome "improvements" added by the Xubuntu team.

Debian Wheezy will be released soon (hopefully next month) but works very well and stable right now. Xfce4.8 is very nice.

Have with Xfce is the lack of tabbed browsing in Thunar (file manager). Xfce4 is very modular and I am running Thunar 1.6.1 from the Debian experimental repo and it has tabbed browsing and is very stable when used with Xfce4.8.

LMDE really only supports their Gnome based release but there is a group of LMDE users that have released a community edition of LMDE using Xfce4.10 which features even more functionality to the panels and Thunar with tabbed browsing.

Links for it are in the first post of this thread;
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=122592

I have it installed on my test platform seems very nice.
 
  


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