xenopeek wrote:Nope. Gnome 2 was last available on Linux Mint 11 (the Ubuntu based Linux Mint editions), and this blog post is announcing it will also no longer be available in LMDE (the Debian based Linux Mint editions). MATE is a fork of Gnome 2, but it is not Gnome 2 (a fork means, it is an independent copy of the source code). Gnome 2 is no longer maintained or developed, while MATE has an active team of maintainers and developers. No worries mate, MATE is here to stay
xenopeek wrote:Oops. Sorry for missing you wanted to see MATE dropped. But that's not likely to happen, as MATE is an important DE for the users of Linux Mint (see outcome of Clem's poll on desktop environments: viewtopic.php?f=143&t=100787).
Use what works best for you
hoppimike wrote:Do remember though that support for Gnome 2 (or derivatives) is falling away across the board...
jdeca57 wrote:Confused, indeed. Mate is supported in Fedora 18, and that makes me think that there are a lot of people using it. As I am. It's stable, to say the least and it is familiar. I'm still not certain weather the new (well, not too old) Ubuntu dash is the right way for a normal desktop. And I'm totally confused about Windows 8. But Mate? It just works. And isn't that what counts?
The-Wizard wrote:ah but cinnamon don't work on all hardware configurations if your graphics ar not up to it it defaults to mate
hoppimike wrote:The-Wizard wrote:ah but cinnamon don't work on all hardware configurations if your graphics ar not up to it it defaults to mate
But then couldn't the person just use XFCE if their hardware is old?
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