[Durham] Gnome 3

Oliver Burnett-Hall olly at burnett-hall.co.uk
Wed Jan 4 12:55:40 UTC 2012

On 3 January 2012 19:00, Dougie Nisbet <dougie at highmoor.co.uk> wrote:
> I installed Debian on an old server (it doesn't have a DVD drive and I
> couldn't be bothered trying to figure out how to get LMDE to install on it -
> and no, can't boot from usb). It was really straightforward and I'd
> forgotten how much I liked it. It's given me Gnome2. Then I installed it on
> an old laptop, and it's given me Gnome 3. Not quite sure how I managed that.
> But Gnome3 is ghastly.

Which versions of Debian are you running?  Stable (squeeze) has Gnome
2, testing (wheezy) changed to Gnome 3 very recently (something that I
hadn't realised until your message, I'm only using stable at the

> Ping->Olly, what desktop are you using?

Mainly KDE4 at the moment, though I don't use anything other than its
most basic features.

I've had a little play with Gnome 3 and experienced a bit of culture
shock -- it's very different from anything I've used before.  In some
ways I prefer it to Unity in that it went all the way to become
activity-centric, whereas Unity seems slightly stuck between this and
a more traditional desktop environment.  I've been meaning to try
using Gnome 3 more to see if it is something that I could get used to.

- olly

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