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Ubuntu 18.04 - GNOME - Desktop icon conflict


On 14/05/2018, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 May 2018 at 15:15, Ian Bruntlett <ian.bruntlett at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> That is a pity as I was looking forward to using GNOME.
>
> I agree.
>
> https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/01/gnome-desktop-icons-removed-3-28
>
> I fear I am not popular with the GNOME development team, as I have
> expressed my dislike clearly, asked awkward questions and been a nuisance.
> :-(
>
> Some people like it a lot, but compared to where it was 10 years ago, when
> it was *the* dominant graphical desktop for free UNIX, what has happened is
> a tragedy, IMHO.
>
> Every free Unix OS offered GNOME 2 -- as well as all Linux distros, it was
> on OpenSolaris, on FreeBSD, on Darwin, everything.
>
> GNOME 3 ended that.
>

Which led me, upon being advised, to switch to the MATE interface,
which I have since been using, and found satisfactory.

Whilst I still use GNOME and KDE applications, on top of MATE, the
MATE interface, with the particular theme and configuration that I
use, itself, is satisfactory.

Hopefully, UbuntuMATE (I understand that the MATE interface is
avalable also on BSD's) will not change the interface, and, will stay
usable.

--
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992

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