GNOME Classic is a GNOME 3 desktop designed to offer the look-and-feel of a GNOME 2/MATE desktop, that is, of a traditional or classic GNOME desktop. It’s for people who are not fond of the default GNOME Shell. It comes with every installation of GNOME 3, offered as an option in the login screen’s Session menu. To use it (GNOME […]
Cinnamon is a LinuxMint project, a fork of Gnome Shell. Cinnamon comes with a Gnome2-like panel at bottom, with classic menu, favourite apps, and system tray icons on it. Cinnamon also has Gnome Shell Activity icon on top-left with “Windows & Themes”.
Cinnamon just released 1.1.3 version few hours ago with improvements of menu, panel launcher, etc.
For those who prefer classic Gnome-style application menu, there’re two replacements in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric: classicmenu-indicator for Unity, and app-menu-extension for Gnome Shell.
1.) In Ubuntu Unity using classicmenu-indicator
This is an applet indicator in the system tray area. Ubuntu 11.10 and 11.04 user with Unity can install this by adding following untrusted ppa.
I've been on 13.04 since alpha and have gotten really used to gnome fallback with compiz again (it wasn't as well evolved when I switched to Gnome shell in the first place). I have set this up the way I like and am now afraid of the next or second next update dropping beloved fallback mode.
Moving forward, what are my best options in your eyes? Never update gnome from now on?