I've used Ubuntu for almost a year and I pretty much don't like the Unity environment and I installed BackTrack R3 in my laptop which uses GNOME 2.32 and I'm much impressed with that and made a decision to move to GNOME but, it is currently in version 3.x and it has been said that there is no GNOME 2.x versions are supported.
I don't like the new GNOME and surfed the internet for finding a distro
For a couple of weeks I've been fighting for Ubuntu Gnome on armhf... ;)
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As known well, the saucy preinstalled image of nexus7-team is so hard to install into our nexus7, so I also suggest that we should install raring 1st via preinstalled image and then do dist-upgrading. So why?
On my desktop computer I run Ubuntu 3.10 with gnome-shell and gnome classic desktop as installed "out of the box" via Synaptic. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 3.10 on my laptop and it looks and feels nicer than what I have here.
Would it be easy and low risk to move from the Unity distro + gnome-shell to the ubuntu gnome distro? I have three hd partitions: root, /home and swap.
I bought a Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 today. It came with Ubuntu 11.10 preinstalled. I tried it out, but it's something terrible. First of all, it's pure Unity without gnome 2 or even gnome 3 (only Unity/Unity 2D). I was unable to find synaptic, but somehow opened a terminal and tried to install ubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop, but first is installed already and second is not found.
I installed fglrx to fix a problem I had playing Beyond Linux in Ubuntu with an ATI 6850. I thought I'd try the proprietary version. However, after installing it my system stopped booting. I'm told it has something to do with gnome-shell (which I had been using) not being compatible with fglrx. Sure enough if I open the X logs I see a segfault in fglrx.
I was planning on installing a new linux distribution and I am thinking of trying GNOME 3 interface. Other than Fedora 16 ( which has GNOME 3 as default) which other distro supports it? I know it can be installed from the repository(before you downvote me). But I tried the GNOME 3 on OpenSuse and had hard time running it; it never really integrated fully.
I have unity, gnome-shell and xubuntu on my laptop. They all have their favorite preinstalled programs it seems. Do I really need three text editors for example? Could I remove two and just have the other desktops use the one I keep? It seems as though I could get rid of all video playback programs as well and just use vlc for example. Am I going to mess something up? I am new to all this.