Archives For Gnome

I am going to stick with it a bit longer (mostly because I just set it up), but I’ve come to the conclusion that Gnome 3 isn’t mature enough for me. About once an hour I try to do something, and when I look it up I find an email archive, blog post or doc page that says that element of Gnome isn’t done yet. I just bought this monster of a machine, in part because I realized that I don’t live in a web browser. If I did, I would be happy with a Chromebook.

The problem this creates for me is that I like the Fedora Project, and that is their default flavor. I know there are alternative Fedora spins, but I am not interested in being a second-class citizen, and that is how using those feel to me. I don’t think it is a problem with Fedora, I just don’t think Gnome is in a state upstream that I can appreciate.

I am going to document all the problems I have, though. If there are obvious bugs, I will file them. But I am hitting a wall of the software just not being ready.

I started using templates to quickly start up git writing projects.

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Gnome, wtf?

October 27, 2012 — Leave a comment

I can’t turn off the accessibility icon in Gnome 3. Nor can I switch between language keyboard layouts. In both cases, I doubt anyone at the Gnome Foundation went out and asked anyone that uses either of those what they thought.

I am losing a desktop OS. My frustration is pushing me away.

Geary menu item

October 27, 2012 — Leave a comment

Geary is a lightweight email client for Gnome. Installing it didn’t add it to the menu, here is how.

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Ubuntu 12.10 is released, and I am switching to Unity. Maybe.

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Bookmarks in Nautilus

September 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

Nautilus is messing up, so I edited .gtk-bookmarks directly.

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Been up to

November 15, 2011 — Leave a comment

Just a bunch of stuff I am thinking about.

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