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Re: CD1 without a network mirror isn't sufficient to install a full desktop environment

Josselin Mouette writes ("Re: CD1 without a network mirror isn't sufficient to install a full desktop environment"):
> Le lundi 10 septembre 2012 à 20:08 +0200, Karsten Merker a écrit : 
> > I am not going to repeat all the discussions about GNOME 3, but
> > at least from the impressions I have gotten around here, many
> > previous GNOME 2 users seem not to consider GNOME 3 / GNOME shell
> > a continuation of their existing environment, but instead see it
> > as a radical break, effectively as a different desktop
> > environment, and a lot of them seem to have adopted XFCE as the
> > "heir" of GNOME 2.
> Just because these people are noisy doesn’t make them numerous.

I have encountered numerous people who have been complained (not in
particular to me, just i general) about changes to GNOME.  Not being a
GNOME user myself I don't really appreciate these complaints.
However, I have observed that these complainants have generally been
told by their peers to switch to xfce and been broadly satisfied with
the results.

I haven't seen anyone in my social circles praise these changes as
good for them.

Based on this, I think there is at the very least no reason to
reverse the decision to switch the Debian default to xfce.

> Furthermore, Debian (and Ubuntu too IIRC) makes “GNOME classic”
> available right from the login manager, with the default installation.
> Not considering gnome-panel 3.x a continuation of the existing
> environment is purely bad faith.

Please do not accuse fellow contributors of bad faith.


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