Love or Hate Gnome 3 - was Re: Any experience with firewalld?
edfelt at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 12:14:47 MDT 2012
On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Jacob Albretsen <jakea at xmission.com>wrote:
> On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:23:07 AM Levi Pearson wrote:
> > A feature of Gnome Shell that I really like is the ability to have
> > one monitor out of a pair have a fixed workspace while the other switches
> > between workspaces via the workspace-switching keys or mouse
> > This lets me keep my primary task always in view while I swap between
> > secondary tasks, which helps me stay focused on what I'm doing.
> This was about the only thing I liked about Gnome 3.
> To name a few items that bugged me:
> I hated that when I wanted to open a NEW terminal window, clicking the
> icon on
> my bar would bring me to the one I already opened.
> I hated that Desktop 4 with my web browser didn't stay Desktop 4 if I
> everything on Desktop 3. Is it a crime to have Desktop 3 empty?
> Yes yes, I know that I can change all this if I can find an RPM that
> it. If my distro has built one. If not, roll the dice and hope one that
> someone has made one that works. I hate that too.
> I'm all for lightweight keyboard oriented desktops if that suits you, and
> are out there. Gnome (2) and KDE are not lightweight, and those of us that
> choose to use one of them needs to accept that. If I want to change the
> default functionality of my desktop, I want to be able to right click or go
> into a control panel and check / uncheck a checkbox. Not have to hunt
> down an
> RPM that supposedly changes my desktop behavior that my distro may or may
> But that's just me and my two cents.
> - Jake
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> Don't fear the penguin.
I agree with Linus Torvalds. This article is actually pretty funny. I was
using xfce because I got sick of all the Gnome and KDE eye candy (I mean
"features") slowing me down. I thought what he had to say about it was
All I care about are applications that run on X. I could care less about
the rest, including my desktop. The simpler, and more stable the better.
C. Ed Felt
edfelt at gmail.com
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