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    Phoronix: RHEL 7 Linux To Use GNOME 3 Classic Mode

    For those not out in Boston this week for the 2013 Red Hat Summit, new details on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 have emerged...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM4ODg

  • #2
    Gnome 3 isn't good enough for RedHat

    If it's not good enough for RedHat ...

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    • #3
      RHEL 7 - Great Choice

      Distros going to composited 3D desktop libs and touch-centric design has driven away people who use Linux on refurb hardware, VMs, remotes/terminals, etc.

      These are the scenarios where Linux used to shine (where windows can't compete). But its been a mess the last few years.

      It's great news that we might have a modern distro that forgoes developer ego, in favor of actual usability.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by squirrl View Post
        If it's not good enough for RedHat ...
        Erm, Classic Mode is a part of GNOME 3. It is the Shell with a set of extensions.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bernieplugable View Post
          Distros going to composited 3D desktop libs and touch-centric design has driven away people who use Linux on refurb hardware, VMs, remotes/terminals, etc.

          These are the scenarios where Linux used to shine (where windows can't compete). But its been a mess the last few years.

          It's great news that we might have a modern distro that forgoes developer ego, in favor of actual usability.
          Classic mode is a composited 3D accelerated desktop - it's the Shell with a set of extensions - and the design of the basic Shell is not remotely touch-centric. Have you tried using it on a touch screen? It doesn't work that well.

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          • #6
            lol

            no one wants to use gnome 3 shell... its simply bad

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Andrecorreia View Post
              no one wants to use gnome 3 shell... its simply bad
              Simply wrong.

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              • #8
                lol

                Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                Simply wrong.
                you use it? lol

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                • #9
                  Red Hat not eating its own dog food and going for the non-default option by default. Interesting.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Andrecorreia View Post
                    you use it? lol
                    Not sure about them, but I use it on a daily basis at work... and it works just fine for me.

                    Radeon 5400 w/ OSS drivers
                    2x 1080p monitors
                    Gnome Shell (3.8)
                    Ubuntu 13.04

                    I've usually got 2-3 workspaces open on each monitor, and things are nice and fast/stable for me. It definitely lets me get my work done (Java/JSP/Web Dev).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                      Red Hat not eating its own dog food and going for the non-default option by default. Interesting.
                      Red Hat developers develop the Classic Mode too. And the RH staff who work on Shell, use Shell. (So do I).

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                      • #12
                        Just hope gnome 3 got better at working in VM, it kind of sucked last time I tried, if you didn't also have gnome 3 running has your client DE. But other then that I admit I always found gnome 3 to be fine, especially since I very much like the automated virtual desktop.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                          Red Hat not eating its own dog food and going for the non-default option by default. Interesting.
                          Classic mode is included and available by default since Gnome 3.8. Simply select it from GDM.

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                          • #14
                            I think it's a clever choice, as it stays visually close to gnome 2.x style, therefore not losing corporate people (primary "client" of the distro) with a brand new ui to their eyes they have to learn, so almost no work-time lost.

                            Laugh if you want, but it has been the Microsoft Mantra for years (it begins to change with Windows 8, where touch interfaces and cross-platform coherence calls for a bigger change). And it worked, not only because you can use the same software, but because it has the same overall look and feel across years.

                            I don't know how it is called in english, but there's a phenomenon called (french translation) resistance to change. Common people (even those who use computers every day, at home and/or at work) don't want to re-learn things as basic as user-interface (not talking about the ERP, a mess I could see in my previous job, people were all lost, even those theorically more skilled than me). After migrating my laptop to Wheezy, I am myself struggling with tuning KDE interface to get some personal windows-era behaviour back, even if I'm used to manipulate different UIs every day.

                            So for people going from previous Red Hat flavours (from 5.x or even 6.x), it's a very good choice, as upgrade won't be so harsh visually speaking.

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                            • #15
                              Which classic?

                              Will they be using the GNOME Classic Session which has deprecated by GNOME, or will they use GNOME Shell with the new classic extensions?

                              Either way, I am a fan of Classic Session, and not found of gnome-shell at all.
                              I hope Red Hat makes it great.

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