[ALUG] Linux with Gnome-2?

Ben Whyall ben at whyall-systems.co.uk
Tue Jun 27 16:31:03 BST 2017


I have done you LMM, I will do LMC too.

Ben
> Ted Harding <mailto:ted.harding at wlandres.net>
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> Many thanks, Laurie. That clarifies a number of things! And, yes,
> live disks of LMC and LMM is an excellent suggestion. And I like
> (and really sympathise with) the reasons the Mint team went the
> way they did. In fact, "the way Gnome was going" turned out to
> be the main reason I have'nt upgraded my Debian for years!
>
> Best wishes,
> Ted.
>
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> Ted,
>
> I use Mint Cinnamon 17.3 and 18.1 every day, and can confirm that
> although they are based on Gnome 3, the functionality you require is
> built-in. LMC uses a tool called expo to manage workspaces (right-click
> on a workspace to launch it).
>
> You may not be aware but the Mint team got fed up of the way Gnome was
> going and forked it, keeping and enhancing the parts they like and the
> community wanted, and adding new functionality.
>
> I can't recommend LMC enough, and can confirm that - personally - I
> didn't much like MATE.
>
> Anyway, you don't need MATE to have the functionality you require, nor
> do you need Gnome 2 if you go with LMC.
>
> Maybe Ben could do you a live disk of both LMC and LMM for you to try.
>
> Cheers, Laurie.
> Huge <mailto:huge at huge.org.uk>
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> 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/
>
> It's what I use and I'm very pleased with it.
>
>> 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.
>>>
>>>
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> Bev Nicolson <mailto:lumos at gmx.co.uk>
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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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