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  • Debian Switches Back To GNOME As Its Default Desktop

    Phoronix: Debian Switches Back To GNOME As Its Default Desktop

    While Debian defaulted to the Xfce desktop in the past after switching from GNOME, the default Debian desktop is back to being with GNOME...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc5NTA

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    NO!

    I was hoping for some fun "default variety"
    Oh well. Whatever the devs believe suits Debian best, so be it.
    I was hoping that Debian would use XFCE, and SLED 12 use KDE
    But I got neither wish

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    • #3
      I wish Debian switched to Unity as its default desktop.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Allard View Post
        I wish Debian switched to Unity as its default desktop.
        You have Ubuntu for that.





        (And you probably are a troll anyway)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Allard View Post
          I wish Debian switched to Unity as its default desktop.
          like unity will even run on Debian

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Paul-L View Post
            (And you probably are a troll anyway)
            I don't know why you are saying that, I'm definitely not a troll.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Attent?ter View Post
              like unity will even run on Debian
              If you patch it enough it will. Guess how they make it run on Arch?

              I wonder why for some packages the package in Debian Sid is newer than what upstream offers.
              https://www.0d.be/debian/debian-gnome-3.14-status.html

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              • #8
                @Allard: I hope this was a (terrible) joke, or a trolling attempt... Unity might be very user friendly, but its current implementation is a code monster, which requires significant changes to various system libraries, which are not supported upstream. The added amount of maintanance work just to ship unity for a distribution is significant, not even talking about bugfixing.

                Back to topic: What surprises me, that resource usage isn't mentioned at all. Gnome requires much more RAM than Xfce, what can lead to serious issues on computers with less than 4 GB of memory (swapping hell). While I'm fully aware that installing Debian with a different Desktop is as easy as to choose it on the boot screen of the installation medium, wouldn't it be worth considering keeping the default installation slim, in order to have low system requirements?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                  Phoronix: Debian Switches Back To GNOME As Its Default Desktopthe default Debian desktop is back to being with GNOME...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Allard View Post
                    I don't know why you are saying that, I'm definitely not a troll.
                    Again, because you already have Ubuntu for that. Nobody else seems to use Unity, and nobody wants to.

                    Since Ubuntu it's largely based on Debian, you already have your Debian using Unity.

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