Anyone interested in a "GNOME 2 look and feel" remix?

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Tue Oct 29 15:41:37 UTC 2013

On 10/29/2013 10:03 AM, paul_carlson wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-10-29 at 09:34 -0500, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> On 10/29/2013 04:06 AM, Tom H wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
>>>> On 28 October 2013 11:39, Tom H <tomh0665 at> wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> GNOME seems to have an obsession with simplification to reduce code
>>> complexity and to make the interface as uncustomizable as possible.
>>> The latter's driven by a strong interest in their "brand" as if GNOME
>>> is a commercial product like Coke or Pepsi. I don't see how giving
>>> users a GUI option to disable bluetooth or accessibiility icons or
>>> move the clock is a big assault on the GNOME brand but they clearly
>>> do. There was a bug filed by a GNOME developer against an app where
>>> the GNOME developer was asking that app developer to disbale some
>>> functionality because it didn't fit in with the GNOME look. I've
>>> forgotten what the actual bug was but I think that had to do with
>>> indicators and the GNOME developer actually said at one point (more or
>>> less) "you have to choose whether you want to be a GNOME app or a
>>> Unity/KDE/... app"!
>> I just got started with 13.10 and this is certainly the case with
>> Nautilus.  To me removing the ability to have two panes removes the 1st
>> or 2d biggest reason to use a file manager in the first place.  I've
>> always looked for one with that ability starting in DOS to Amiga to OS/2
>> right up to Ubuntu. I've started to look for one to replace Nautilus now.
> You can now install Nemo, the Cinnamon file manager, without installing
> all of Cinnamon too.  It has a few dependencies, mainly its own version
> of file-roller and a data-thingy for icons and stuff, I guess.
> Nemo is pretty much Nautilus before it was vandalized with a few nice
> enhancements.  It works well for us here.

Thanks for the tip.  I just installed it and it looks like it is what I 
want.  Based on this article [1], I was thinking of trying Cinnamon, 
despite a possible conflict with Unity in 13.10.


regards,  Jim

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