[ALUG] Linux with Gnome-2?

Phil Thane phil at pthane.co.uk
Thu Jun 29 16:40:08 BST 2017


How about Gnome Flashback? I just got a link to this, haven't read it yet but 
might suit?

http://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2017/199/Gnome-Flashback?utm_source=Linux
+Update&utm_campaign=Linux_Update_138_Gnome_Flashback_2017-06-28&utm_medium=email
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On Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:11:37 BST Paul Tansom wrote:
> ** steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk <steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk> [2017-06-28 14:23]:
> > On 28/06/17 09:18, Laurie Brown wrote:
> > > On 27/06/17 23:19, steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk wrote:
> > > > On 27/06/17 10:12, Ted Harding wrote:
> > > > > 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!
> > > > 
> > > > As I understand it, Cinnamon is cloned Gnome 2 but then improved. Mate
> > > > is Mint's replacement for Gnome.  I expect that they're both "better"
> > > > than Gnome 3 for you, and for me.
> > > 
> > > According to Wikipedia it's Gnome 3-based.
> > > 
> > > This desktop is running LMC 17.3:
> > > 
> > > ---- cut here ---
> > > ~ $ apt-cache show gnome-shell | grep Version
> > > Version: 3.10.4-0ubuntu5.2
> > > Version: 3.10.4-0ubuntu5
> > > ---- cut here ---
> > > 
> > > Cheers, Laurie.
> > 
> > I don't know for sure, but I suspect it's using Gnome 3 technology,
> > libraries, APIs, GTK3 etc but customised to make it look and behave like
> > Gnome 2.
> 
> ** end quote [steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk]
> 
> Having just installed Ubuntu MATE on my laptop to take a look and decide
> where I'm going after Unity (Gnome is looking far from promising and more
> like a toolkit to create a decent desktop with, if you can find the right
> extensions and enough of them!), I've found it very much Gnome 2 like.
> Things I've liked and then remembered I was using in Gnome 2 before the
> change to Unity. Some of them feel a bit dated now, but things can be
> tweaked to be more modern if you want to. A good amount of what is
> happening with MATE is under the hood with the migration from Gnome 2
> libraries to Gnome 3. I've not tried Cinnamon or Mint, but MATE is looking
> very good for people who like Gnome 2, and interestingly, can be configured
> surprisingly well for people, like me, who have grown to rather like Unity.
> I guess personally I'm on a win win there :)





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