[Mageia-discuss] Gnome3 on Mageia 1

Fred Obermann sinobra at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 12:05:30 CEST 2011

For years, I have used Mandriva, (and prior to that, Mandrake)  for
software development work.

Recently, on a spare computer, I installed and tried out Fedora 15 with Gnome 3.

My sense is that Gnome 3 is an attempt to provide a desktop for
tablets, and smart phones, or at least a desktop metaphor more in line
with the desktops for those devices.   And it may be great for for
most casual users.

However for development work, where you have literally have dozens of
open windows, and are constantly switching between them in the course
of editing and debugging, Gnome 3 is an awful substitute for Gnome 2.x

Should the folks at Mageia decide to support Gnome 3, it would really
be good if there was some option during the installation process to
opt for Gnome 2.x for those of us will be looking at Mageia to replace
Mandriva as our software development platform.

On another note.. with respect to a comparison of Fedora to
Mandriva....   Mandriva supplied for a fee, the powerpack version that
came with ATI and nVidia proprietary divers installed, and things like
adobe flash already installed.

After installing Fedora, I noticed the open source driver was
displaying faint flickering video artifacts on the screen, not bad
enough to seriously interfere with work, but just annoying.  And
Firefox didn't have the Adobe flash plugin installed.  So I downloaded
and 'installed' it, but it turned out than downloading the rpm file
and running rpm (the command) against it isn't sufficient to get the
necessary shared object library into the mozilla plugins directory.
The experience reminded me once again that the fee I paid Mandriva for
the the powerpack edition was well worth the frustration of having to
go out and download drivers and packages and of having to  fuss with
the configuration details.


On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 1:18 AM, Reinout van Schouwen <reinout at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/6/7 philippe makowski <makowski.mageia at gmail.com>:
>> Before the storm and lightning damage my main computer, I was using
>> F15 with Gnome 3
>> and I like it
>> now I have a box under Mageia, and I miss Gnome 3 ;)
> +1 for that. Can't wait to start using Gnome 3 on Mageia!
> --
> Reinout van Schouwen
> http://vanschouwen.info/

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