Re: getting gnome 3
> You'll have to use Gnome3. You can use it in "Gnome Classic" mode
> (fallback) for now, but it has been strongly hinted that that option
> won't be available for much longer.
> I've switched to XFCE, as Gnome3 was too much of a PITA to try and use
> on my laptop (I used pinning to keep Gnome2 as long as possible, but was
> missing out on important updates). XFCE is sufficiently "Gnome2" like
> for me, once I'd tweaked a few things.
Yes, it seems both Gnome and KDE want to become eye-candy, touchscreen shells to launch "apps" instead of a fully functional desktop for a graphical workstation. I lost faith in gnome when they rolled out gdm3. They removed a shit-ton of nice features and customizability to make a dumbed-down, microsoft-esque blandness for what seems to me no good reason.