UbuntuGNOME 14.04

Peter Smout smoutpete at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 23:47:28 UTC 2014

On 18/04/14 19:41, Gilles Gravier wrote:
> So a strange thing happened to me...
> During the beta period, I went to what I thought would get me the latest
> beta of Ubuntu... But where I went was :
> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/trusty/ (which is for
> Ubuntu GNOME not for normal Ubuntu). Since I didn't realize it was
> different, I downloaded the beta.
> And I loved the look. I figured... hey, they're going for touch screens
> and all kinds of new things, so the look is changing. I had noticed
> "Ubuntu GNOME" written on the login screen... but that's about it. :) I
> figured it was just the new 14.04 look.
> Then today I updated an Ubuntu 13.10 machine to 14.04 and found it had
> the old Ubuntu look in 14.04. So I started trying things out to see why
> I didn't get the new look. Tried all I could. Spent a few hours this
> afternoon on it... :)
> Then I read... and found out that "Ubuntu GNOME" is a separate (yet
> official) flavour of Ubuntu : http://ubuntugnome.org/ and that you can
> download it from cdimage and their site.
> If you haven't tried it, it's definitely worth a look! And if you do,
> you can also update a standard ubuntu to Ubuntu GNOME by installing
> "ubuntu-gnome-desktop" metapackage, and selecting "gdm" instead of
> "lightdm"... and then from the new login screen, selecting "GNOME" as
> your session.
> Frankly, I can't go back to the "old" Ubuntu look. :)
> (Of course it's all a question of taste!)
> Gilles
> --
> Gilles Gravier - ggravier at fsfe.org <mailto:ggravier at fsfe.org>
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True it's a matter of taste! & also practicality, Gnome 3 suspends when 
I close the laptop lid even if a back-up or something is running in the 
background, & even when it's plugged in to the TV to watch a film!!! 
this is the most annoying thing I have ever encountered and the Gnome 
devs do not seem to care! They state on their forum that it's the way 
it's going to be and like it or lump it (or words to that effect)!

I always thought Linux was about choice not having things put upon you 
and told you cant do anything about it!!

right that's my moan over.....

Pete S

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