LM 13 and Gnome

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CWM800
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LM 13 and Gnome

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Hi,

I am thinking about installing LM I am reading and hearing about how LM is not going to continue on with Gnome 3.x and to move on to Cinnamon on MATE...

I am wondering whats going to happen to us gnome users? will LM 12 be the last gnome DE? LM 13 will only give the options for Cinnamon or MATE?

I just dont want to install it, if LM is going to loose support for gnome!

I feel linux is safe for my mother and I because I dont have to worry about an Antivirus or spyware... It does what what we need and I feel were better off than having to spend 178.00 for Win 7 HP.

Thanks,
Christopher
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Re: LM 13 and Gnome

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Cinnamon depends on Gnome 3 so it wouldn't really loose support, it just wouldn't be installed by default, as it happens in LMDE. You can install it then if you want, but (as Cinnamon and Mate will come in separate ISOs) you would have to install it on top of the Cinnamon edition so it doesn't pull a huge list of dependencies.
Cheer up! Things are getting worse at a slower rate.
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Re: LM 13 and Gnome

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Danko8321 wrote:Cinnamon depends on Gnome 3 so it wouldn't really loose support, it just wouldn't be installed by default, as it happens in LMDE. You can install it then if you want, but (as Cinnamon and Mate will come in separate ISOs) you would have to install it on top of the Cinnamon edition so it doesn't pull a huge list of dependencies.
So there'll be like 5 different ISO's.. So I can still use plain gnome 3... if I wished?

Plain Gnome

KDE

Cinnamon

Debian

Mate
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Re: LM 13 and Gnome

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CWM800 wrote:
Danko8321 wrote:Cinnamon depends on Gnome 3 so it wouldn't really loose support, it just wouldn't be installed by default, as it happens in LMDE. You can install it then if you want, but (as Cinnamon and Mate will come in separate ISOs) you would have to install it on top of the Cinnamon edition so it doesn't pull a huge list of dependencies.
So there'll be like 5 different ISO's.. So I can still use plain gnome 3... if I wished?

Plain Gnome

KDE

Cinnamon

Debian

Mate
No, no "Plain Gnome" ISO. Mint doesn't like gnome and, paraphrasing them, Gnome Shell is going in a direction they do not want to follow and doesn't offer options that they feel they need. That's why they developed Cinnamon. If you want Gnome Shell, use the Cinnamon ISO and install Gnome Shell on top of it. That is the only way; Mint is no longer actively supporting Gnome Shell, it is only using it to base Cinnamon upon it.

Also, Debian is not a DE, it is a Linux Distribution and it is incompatible with Ubuntu. Check here for more info on Debian
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