Re: Very disappointed in Gnome 3

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 13:08, Sergio de Almeida Lenzi
<lenzi sergio gmail com> wrote:
> Em Qua, 2011-08-10 às 08:56 +0200, Magnus Therning escreveu:
> For me it took a good 2 months of
> daily use to get used to it, and still I'm not quite sure whether I
> like it or not. As has been pointed out before there is a very real
> loss of configurability that is easy to access, but hopefully that'll
> be addressed in the near future. My current feeling about Gnome3 is
> that maybe we are moving in different directions; I'm becoming more
> experienced and more sophisticated in my use of Linux, and Gnome is
> becoming more beginner-friendly.
> What about a company with 60 users that uses gnome2 every day with lots of
> icons in the desktop and lots of applications in the gnome panel?
> They are all "end users" that only knows how to move and click the mouse...
> they use libreoffice, some applications in the epiphany, and print a lot of
> documents...

I would think that Gnome3 would be perfectly suitable for this kind of
users.  It took me two months because I had Gnome2 with another window
manager (Gnome3 doesn't allow running another WM unless you're in
fallback mode).

> Gnome3 for them is a disaster.. the cost of training for the new desktop is
> not accept. They cannot stop the company for training..  besides, the
> computers does not have 3D video boards,   I am considering XFCE4.8...

What is and isn't acceptable varies from company to company.  There is
no need to "stop the company", but training is likely to speed the

> Well... I will wait for a year or two...

If you support yourself through the existence of Gnome, then I'd
suggest you don't only wait but get involved. If you are actively
involved in the development of Gnome you will at least have some way
of influencing the project to not make further changes that are
equally disastrous to you.


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