Gnome 3

Jeffrey Gray chevy4x4burb at
Fri Dec 2 15:13:15 UTC 2011

Again, it was not the load of running Unity that turned me off.  It
was the look.  It was the load of Gnome 3 on an Atom 1.6ghz CPU wuth
2GB of DDR3 that was a slowness issue.

On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 9:09 AM, Ioannis Vranos <ioannis.vranos at> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Jeffrey Gray <chevy4x4burb at> wrote:
>> 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?
> Regarding Ubuntu 11.10, if Unity is too slow for you, you can use the
> already installed Unity 2D, which is light. You may select it at the
> login screen, by clicking the icon on the right of your name.
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