Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Searching_ _ _, Sep 29, 2011.
I'm looking forward to trying 3.2. It's in the Arch repos already so will be testing tonight after work. Gnome 3 is running nicely and is quite stable for a first relaese but it isn't without it's quirks.
The top bar of Gnome windows and close buttons are so ugly. I wonder who approved this, it,s the worst part of GUI.
Is just your opinion. I think they look awesome. Also, you can change it if you like, there's plenty of themes to be had at gnome-look.org.
De gustibus non est disputandum
Google translate can't handle Latin!
One must not dispute about tastes..there ya go, no translate needed
Are the issues with catalyst fixed yet?
The new AMD Catalyst 11.9 for Linux driver should fix up some of the GNOME 3.x issues that have long been experienced for months.
Sweet! Thanks. Will give it a try in the next few days on my Arch partition.
So, what's the general opinion? Still bad?
Definitely improved a lot over 3.0, however not my DE of choice.
Almost two weeks with Gnome 3.2 on Arch now and I must say it's great. It's stable with not one crash experienced. It feels quicker and more polished than 3. Also, it's easily tweaked and extensive so you can experience true functionality and theme beauty. When compared with the early kde 4 releases, gnome is streets ahead of where kde were in terms of stabilty and speed.
In terms of usability, gnome 3 is a grower. It takes time to understand but given time it grows on you and the new actions start to become quite natural. I actually think my productivity has increased. Also when going back to a traditional type DE, the old way feels a bit tired and dated whereas the shell feels fresh and new.
I urge those wishing to give it a trial to do so for a reasonable length of time. Don't listen to the haters and open your mind and formulate your own opinion. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Sorry to come over all fanboyish but I think gnome has taken a bit of a battering of late but I think I understand their way of thinking now.
I have to agree that Gnome 3 is looking pretty nice now. I have been playing a bit with the openSUSE 12.1 beta and I'm liking what I see...
It just takes a bit of getting used to. Once one becomes familiar with activites by pressing the windows key or hovering with the mouse it all becomes quite natural.
Just to add, haters bemoan the fact it needs a 3d capable card but i'm getting good performance with a shitty nvidia 6200 released in 2004 with propriety nvidia drivers.
I've just joined the band of haters, only temporarily. Because Gnome 3's ripple effects are visible in Ubuntu's latest-n-greatest
I can't theme anything. Now, I'm downloading Gnome Tweaks from Ubuntu's Software Center. I specifically need to replace white everywhere with gray to avoid eye strain. That's about all the theme-ing I need to do.
But I'll be reading up a bit more on Gnome 3. In the meantime, I came across this:
Hold the Alt key and suspend will change to shutdown. The option is there, its just not default, so Gnome have not forgotten that people need to shutdown.
That was described in the next para:
And this maybe of academic interest: https://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Design/Whiteboards/SystemStopRestart
Just to be clear, I'm not a coder or programmer or a veteran *nix user but I do like to tweak things to the extent I can. Now, I read this:
Italics and quote marks added by me for clarity
And, yes, I know it's from 2009 but it seems to have made its appearance if this critique (or rant) is correct:
I found a useful tip (for me):
There's a gtk-2.0 folder in a theme folder. I ignored it thinking I should fiddle with the gtk-3.0 folder contents alone. But it looks like tweaking the contents helps!
Anyone tried this "GNOME 3.2 on openSUSE" Live DVD?
The 32 bit version didn't work for me on 3 computers.
Only in Virtualbox it did work, but Gnome 3 didn't.
I didn't try that one, but I have tried the latest openSUSE 12.1 beta which does include Gnome 3.2 I believe.. Worked fine and I like it a lot...
You might give this one (Live Gnome) a try and see if you have better luck:
Thanks, but I just installed GNOME Shell to Ubuntu 11.10.
Gnome 3.2, um, well, still not my cup of tea... needlessly complicated, supersize icons with itsi bitsi fonts and the window bar is still butt ugly.
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