Gnome 3

Jeffrey Gray chevy4x4burb at
Fri Dec 2 14:17:54 UTC 2011

I will say that I held on for dear life to Gnome 2.  I updated my
netbook to Ubuntu 11.10 at which point I found the classic gnome to be
of no more.  Gnome 3 chocked it.  1.6ghz atom with 2GB of DDR3 were no
match for it.  Anyway, I replaced my wifes windows with Ubuntu 11.10
and started playing with the Gnome.  Then my work laptop updated
pachages and hosed so I had to let it upgrade to 11.10 and am using
Gnome 3.  I HATE that damn bar in Unity.

I am looking at the new netbooks coming out with "Duo" CPUs from
Intel.  I have not read on them but assume that they are probably like
a dual core atom.  Anyone have any experience with running Gnome 3 on
one of these animals?

On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 8:06 AM, Jeffrey Gray <chevy4x4burb at> wrote:
> I too have installed the Cairo dock on my wife's machine.  I find it
> more and more as eye candy as I am using the Activities menu
> more...But the wifey likes the eye candy stuff.
> On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 6:46 AM, Mike <lake.wind77 at> wrote:
>> On 12/02/2011 07:38 AM, Mike wrote:
>>> On 12/01/2011 12:32 PM, Jeffrey Gray wrote:
>>>> Anyone messed with gnome3? I tried it on my netbook and it
>>>> chocked
>>>> the living crap out of it. I am now using it on my work PC
>>>> as well as
>>>> the wife's box at home and find it fairly slick.
>>>> Anyone with any thoughts?
>>> I'm using Gnome 3 (Mint 12 with the Mint Gnome Shell
>>> Extensions) and I like it a lot. I like the fact that there
>>> are extensions that allow you to customize your desktop. Mine
>>> is customized to resemble a classic Mint Gnome 2 desktop (one
>>> panel on the bottom), however I'm also finding that I use the
>>> infinity button (activities menu) quite often. I'm also liking
>>> the alt f2 feature that brings up the run command prompt.
>>> My prediction is that Gnome 3 will be very customizable in the
>>> near future thanks to the Gnome Extensions that are
>>> continually being developed. Unity will most likely be more
>>> customizable as time goes on as well.
>>> The more I use Gnome 3 the more I'm liking it.
>>> HTH
>> I forgot to mention that I also added the Cairo Dock to the top of my
>> traditional looking (Gnome 2 style) desktop with additional customized
>> launchers. I have it set to auto hide unless I mouse over. As you said,
>> Gnome 3 is "fairly slick". :)
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