I’m at home and in the middle of recovering from pneumonia. Doing ok but bored, so I thought I’d drop a line and say hi.
I’m a garden variety long term (almost 20 years now) non-techie home user of Linux, most recently OpenSUSE Leap 15.1. I’m one of THOSE guys - you know, the Gnome 3 lovers. One of… them.
I know how to work my way through a lot of getting OpenSUSE and it’s programs to work (not always so simple for average folks). I can do copy-paste and a little other command line, but generally my eyes turn to mush very quickly when the sophisticated stuff starts to be parlayed about. Trial and error is the way I learn as much as anything. But I got it working perfect for me. That said, I get lost on the forums these days very quickly. It’s moving so fast.
I love my Leap for sure… BUT… It’s boring. It just won’t break. It just works. So boring. Sigh!
So I changed my Gnome avatar to a picture of the old original lonely Maytag repair man. Now I think I know how he felt.
Thanks for all the good work guys! My distro hopper has found no distro that comes close to the Leapster for rock solid dependability.
Although XFCE is somewhat similar to previous version of Gnome,
Anyone who has a real hankering for nostalgia or minimalism (Who needs things like panels and launch buttons and background images?),
You can install a WM like Fluxbox, Openbox, fvwm2, twm, Awesome or any of numerous other choices and boot directly into the WM, which should become a new selection from your login screen. Of course, minimalism is only the default, you can dress it up however you want.
I pretty much share those sentiments. Compared to many on this forum, I pretty much only do boring basic stuff on my PC, most of which I learned the hard way of trail and error. With the things that I use my PC for all working now, I too feel like a lonely Maytag repair man, and being such I no longer learn as much.
I find its often only my mistakes/difficulties, that teach me something new.
Hello, it’s good to hear from you There is nothing wrong with loving Gnome 3. It is a decent and functional desktop and I can see why it’s appealing to many.
If you are looking for more things to break I guess you might want to try some beta openSUSE releases (just run it on a separate partition or some other hardware not to get too frustrated when you are suddenly left with no operational computer )