On 21/11/12 04:03, Michael Schmitt wrote: > It may be for you or for some others, but not for all a viable option. > Most definitely not for me, the local and remote folks I asked around > the globe. Don't get me wrong most of them could probably "get along" > with the fallback mode after some degree of tweaking, but they would > miss A LOT! Some examples? In no particular order: The complete > infrastructure under gnome-fallback is a *completely* *different* horse. > Some would say it is not even a horse, it is rather a mule! That "mule" > behaves utterly different when it comes to several aspects. The panel > (no free arranging of applets / starters; not all applets ported; simple > right-click does not work anymore, alt or even alt+super+click is needed > now; menus arranged in a completely different and un-logical > fashion;...). No language / keyboard settings in GDM anymore (Oops, you > speak a different language with a different keyboard layout then the > system default? Hope you did not use any fancy symbols for your password > then!). The control-center, a lot of stuff is missing. Gone are the days > you can keep your laptop running when closing the lid. Want to prohibit > display blanking? Sorry, gone too. That list goes on and on (ask the web > for a more comprehensive list) and some of those shortcomings can be > tweaked away, which means effort and grief in varying degree. In short, > gnome3-fallback just looks at the upper surface almost like gnome2 did, > but is, behaves, works completely different. Well.. is true that I had to tune a lot gnome3-fallback until I was happy with it. I use compiz+emerald as wm, have replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver and also did many other tweaks. If you feel so strong about MATE, you always can (at your own risk) install MATE from their repositories: http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download > Fun fact there... I happen > to be forced to work with Redmond OS since windows 95. From Windows 95 > up to Windows 7 the design did change *a lot*, it got more features, > some options got re-arranged *slightly* but the overall way to handle a > windows-system has never changed a bit. It was always the same as I sat > in front of a new windows release the first time. Five minutes and I > found everything and realised that "under the hood" everything is > actually almost exactly the same as before. *No* research to get going > necessary! I don't want to praise MS here (crap and the wrong > development model remains crap and wrong) but they got one thing right, > don't shock your users too much! I guess you didn't tried Windows 8 yet? :D The good thing with open source stuff is that you always have options and alternatives when some project takes a direction you don't like. But when this happens with proprietary stuff you don't have a say.
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