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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce



+1 to xfce, but it might be worth using a nicer theme than the current xfce one.

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 4:46 AM, Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org> wrote:
> On 24/10/13 17:31, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
>> What's the the status of XFCE regarding accessibility?
>>
>> That was a big strengh of GNOME for a long time, though I've heard
>> rumors (sorry not to be more specific) that gnome-shell has some
>> unsolved issues in that regard, which is a problem since GNOME
>> classic/fallback mode is gone in 3.8.
>
> My understanding was that it's the other way round: for Wheezy the
> Debian default configuration for gdm3 (which is upstream's non-Shell
> fallback mode) isn't accessible, and the recommendation is to switch it
> to the GNOME-Shell-based mode used by upstream (which has more hardware
> requirements, but is accessible) if required.
>
> Debian wheezy's "GNOME Classic" is upstream's "fallback session", with
> the Panel and other GNOME-2-ish components. AIUI, upstream don't call
> this mode "Classic"; that's a Debian invention.
>
> Upstream's "GNOME Classic" on GNOME 3.8 onwards is GNOME Shell, with
> some plugins to adjust its appearance and behaviour to be somewhere
> between GNOME 2 and the normal Shell. It doesn't use GNOME Panel or
> other deprecated-by-upstream components, and has the same hardware
> requirements as the normal Shell.
>
>     S
>
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