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Date:      Wed, 7 Jan 2015 16:35:05 +0100
From:      Ewald Jenisch <a@jenisch.at>
To:        Valeri Galtsev <galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu>
Cc:        a jenisch <a@jenisch.at>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Gnome2 -> Gnome3 - no way
Message-ID:  <20150107153505.GB26903@aurora.oekb.co.at>
In-Reply-To: <63179.128.135.70.2.1420560731.squirrel@cosmo.uchicago.edu>
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On Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 10:12:11AM -0600, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> ...
> If you are happy with Gnome 3, just junk this
> my e-mail. Anyway, I asked on this list an advice "from a person not ready
> to join ipad generation ;-)" what would be decent replacement of Gnome 3.
> 
> Thanks to everybody for all your advices and suggestions!!
> 
> I ended up switching from Gnome 3 to mate. I just added mate, leaving
> everything else as it was (i.e. starting gdm, etc.), and at X login screen
> I can choose mate. And I work on my workstation happily ever since. As
> (someone mentioned on this thread) mate is a fork of Gnome.

Hi Valeri et al,

Thanks much for the info wrt Gnome3. Taking a look at the screenshots
for Gnome3 vs. mate the decision was clear for me: Mate.

I did a "pkg install mate" today and after upgrading the rest of my
packages to latest versions mate is running and from what I've seen so
far it's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. You were right
- it's a desktop environment for working not an eye candy ;-)

Thanks again to you all for your help,
-ewald



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