What are the advantages of OS 12.2 with Gnome 3 over OS 11.4 with Gnome 2 ?????

Can someone please explain the advantages of OpenSuse 12.2 with Gnome 3 over OpenSuse 11.4 with Gnome 2.

Hans

Recent linux under the hood. GNOME3 or GNOME2 is mainly a matter of personal taste. I like GNOME3 a lot, but there’s a lot of people out there that don’t appreciate GNOME3.
Main disadvantage is that 11.4 is almost at it’s end of life, so it will not be updated anymore.

Plenty of advantages but also changes. I would test the system using a live cd or virtual machine before committing to an upgrade. I am not sure if Evergreen is still around (seems like it from the wiki). If so there is community support for 11.4 until July 2014. :slight_smile:
openSUSE:Evergreen - openSUSE

On 2012-10-28 17:26, nightwishfan wrote:
>
> Plenty of advantages but also changes. I would test the system using a
> live cd or virtual machine before committing to an upgrade. I am not
> sure if Evergreen is still around (seems like it from the wiki).

Yes, it is! Right now they are planning how exactly to process 11.4: reusing the existing procedures
for 11.4 (and no repo changes), or use their own methods.

> If so
> there is community support for 11.4 until July 2014. :slight_smile:

Yes. :slight_smile:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

I changed the badly worded the original title.

I have used Gnome 2 until OS 11.4 and switched to OS 12.2 with Gnome 3. I just can’t find any advantages using Gnome 3. Only disadvantages, such as very bad usability and flim flam and eye candy that requires many more mouse movements and clicks to to the same work as when using Gnome 2 and the loss of screen space to the extra top bar.

Hans

That’s all good to hear. Not had a use for Evergreen so far, but it could maintain a Gnome2 (11.4) system I also have around for stability and some legacy apps.

> I changed the badly worded the original title.

no one here has to try to explain the reasons or advantages of 3 or 2,
because no one here made or contributed to the decision to stop the
development of Gnome2.

imo, you need to ask your question to the makers of Gnome–they are
not here.

the choice openSUSE had was: provide Gnome3 or not.

if you do not like Gnome3 there are three other desktop environments to
choose from which are easy to install, and lots more not so easy…

on the other hand: not too long ago the KDE folks stopped making KDE3
and lots of folks were unhappy KDE4, so some folks put in the
development work needed to keep KDE3 alive…as far as i know, there is
no group trying to do the same for Gnome2, but you could start one!!


dd

On Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:49:00 +0000, dd wrote:
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…as far as i know, there is no group trying to do the same for Gnome2
<more snip>

Hi
Yes there is a group, it’s called SUSE :wink: works fine on SLED 11 SP2…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
up 1 day 16:50, 3 users, load average: 0.03, 0.10, 0.14
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

On 10/30/2012 05:02 PM, malcolmlewis wrote:
> Yes there is a group, it’s called SUSE :wink: works fine on SLED 11 SP2…

AH!! good point!!!

so all Gnome2 lovers have the chance to put up or shut up (put up the
money to use/support SLED, or fall silent about how bad Gnome3 is–an
ingenious plan…

thanks for pointing it out!!


dd

On Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:26:17 +0000, dd wrote:

> On 10/30/2012 05:02 PM, malcolmlewis wrote:
>> Yes there is a group, it’s called SUSE :wink: works fine on SLED 11
>> SP2…
>
> AH!! good point!!!
>
> so all Gnome2 lovers have the chance to put up or shut up (put up the
> money to use/support SLED, or fall silent about how bad Gnome3 is–an
> ingenious plan…
>
> thanks for pointing it out!!

Hi
To be honest I do admire the folks that do the alternatives, but for me
the small cost to get just a basic subscription (updates and forum
support) it’s just not worth the effort (and my effort) IMHO for the DE.

For applications that I use and have moved forward, I modify the spec
files as required and build on OBS…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
up 1 day 19:27, 3 users, load average: 0.33, 0.25, 0.19
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU