[ALUG] Linux with Gnome-2?

Ben Whyall ben at whyall-systems.co.uk
Mon Jun 26 22:27:16 BST 2017


Hi Ted

I live in Littleport itself and can do you a disk.

what flavour do you want, Mate 64 bit I assume ?

Ben

> Ted Harding <mailto:ted.harding at wlandres.net>
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> Many thanks to Bev, "Huge", and Phil Thane (private reply), for
> suggesting Linux Mint MATE and for confirming that this is indeed
> based on Gnome 2. So I think I'll go for that.
>
> I guess I'll start off with a live CD/DVD so that I can see what
> it's like in detail, before settling down to the full install
> from an install DVD.
>
> The Linux Mint website offers downloads of a variety of ISOs
> for building CDs/DVDs. However, I'm currently short of resources
> (lack of remaining disk-space on my one working laptop), so I'm
> wondering where to look to buy one. Suggestions?
>
> Or could someone oblige (for suitable reward) by making one
> for me?
>
> As stated previously, I'm near Littleport, on the King's Lynn
> to Downham Market to Ely to Cambridge axis, so that area would
> be more convenient than trecking out to Thetford/Diss/Norwich
> or the like.
>
> With thanks again, and best wishes,
> Ted.
>
>
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> On Mon, 2017-06-26 at 19:29 +0100, Ted Harding wrote:
>> Thanks for an impressively prompt reply, Bev!
>> But can you tell me where in https://www.linuxmint.com/
>> it says that it has (or can install) Gnome 2?
>
> I'm running Mint17 with MATE (Mah-tay) desktop and although I have no
> idea which version of Gnome it runs, nor indeed how to find out, it has
> the workspace switcher you describe.
>
> This says MATE is Gnome2 (and Cinnamon, the other standard desktop) is
> Gnome3.
>
> http://www.zdnet.com/article/mint-17-the-best-linux-desktop-to-date/
>
> I'm happy to look at anything on my system you might want to know.
>
> Rgds,
>
> H.
>
>
>> Best wishes,
>> Ted.
>>
>> On Mon, 2017-06-26 at 19:18 +0100, Bev Nicolson wrote:
>>> Ah. Well the answer I got a while back was this, Ted:
>>>
>>> https://www.linuxmint.com/
>>>
>>> I'll have to dive in one day.
>>>
>>> Bev
>>>
>>>
>>> On 26/06/17 18:56, Ted Harding wrote:
>>>> So can anyone point me to installation resources for a
>>>> Linux distribution which has Gbome 2?
>>>>
>>>> Scientific Linux:
>>>>     https://www.scientificlinux.org/
>>>> used to have Gnome 2 for some time after Gnome 3 came out,
>>>> but it seems that it now only has Gnome 3 (though I haven't
>>>> found definite confirmation of this on the SciLin website).
>>>>
>>>> Any relevant info anf help will be much appreciated!
>>>> Thanks, and best wishes to all,
>>>> Ted.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ____________________
>
>
> Ted Harding <mailto:ted.harding at wlandres.net>
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> Thanks for an impressively prompt reply, Bev!
> But can you tell me where in https://www.linuxmint.com/
> it says that it has (or can install) Gnome 2?
> Best wishes,
> Ted.
>
>
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> Ah. Well the answer I got a while back was this, Ted:
>
> https://www.linuxmint.com/
>
> I'll have to dive in one day.
>
> Bev
>
>
>
>
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> Greetings all!
> As I posted a few days ago, I shall want to install Linux on
> a new laptop. For years I have been using Gnome 2, since in
> particular it provides for a row of "workspace" icons at
> the bottom of the screen. I use 20 of these, since much
> of the work I do involves switching between different
> workspaces in which different jobs are going on in parallel
> (and each could itself use up two or more workspaces).
>
> A screengrab of what the screen looks like before I start
> anything up is at:
> http://www.zen89632.zen.co.uk/Misc/gnome2-debian-desktop.jpg
> The 20 workspace icons are at bottom right, and switching
> between them is easy -- mouse-click, or "Ctrl-Alt-RightArrow"
> or "Ctrl-Alt-LeftArrow".
>
> This does not seem to be available on Gnome 3.
>
> So can anyone point me to installation resources for a
> Linux distribution which has Gbome 2?
>
> Scientific Linux:
> https://www.scientificlinux.org/
> used to have Gnome 2 for some time after Gnome 3 came out,
> but it seems that it now only has Gnome 3 (though I haven't
> found definite confirmation of this on the SciLin website).
>
> Any relevant info anf help will be much appreciated!
> Thanks, and best wishes to all,
> Ted.
>
>
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