Thursday, April 14, 2011

GNOME 3 Double Fail

So GNOME 3 was released. I don't know why, but my excitement levels were quite low, until today when I pushed myself into trying it out. Rather than installing the new version on top of some other distro running GNOME 2, I decided to get the intended experience by downloading one of the "official" systems on the GNOME 3 webpage. There were two options: openSUSE and Fedora. As I haven't checked on openSUSE for quite a while now, I chose it. 

I burnt it on a blank CD and fired it up. Result? See below!




But still, I found myself to actually like the interface, the fonts, the colors, the great "snap" features. Too bad it crashed when I wanted to check out the new messaging system. Also disappointing was the fact that there were so few protocols available. 

So I went back to the official website and downloaded the Fedora version. Happily, the servers are quite fast and I didn't waste too much time, as this was an even worse fail. 


O well, I guess I'll wait for a decent distro to come out with the shiny new GNOME and then I will give it a proper look. Until then, be sure to check out my Android adventures.

6 comments:

  1. Have you tested the G3 DE in other Linux distro?

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  2. As I said in the beginning of the article, no I didn't. :) I intend to. The point was that these two should've worked decently, given the "spotlight" they received on the official page.

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  3. I wanted to try out Gnome 3, so I installed Fedora 15 on my laptop. It has been surprisingly stable so far, and Gnome 3 only crashed once in about a week. My only complaint is Yum. I am no fan of Packagekit or the fact that Yum need to reload every time I open it. I miss apt.

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  4. GNOME 3 is epic fail. Unity horribly too. I've gone back to Windows 7 and am back to being productive.

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  5. Really dude? windows 7? LOL you must love virus and blue screens etc...

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  6. no more blue screens than in the linux distribution that are so far behind they leave not even finalized versions !!!

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