Ubuntu going back to GNOME

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For those that haven’t guessed it yet by my other tech based posts I’m a big fan of open source software. My main computer at home runs Linux.

Over the years the flavor of Linux on it has changed from time to time. But it has been SimplyMepis, Debian, Fedora, or Ubuntu mostly. All depending on what I wanted to do at the time. Even the server running this blog is powered by Linux.

I have liked Debian and Debian-based systems more than others. It’s just the feel is better to me and that is one of the great options about Linux. You get to decide.

Currently at home I am running the GNOME community edition of Ubuntu. For a desktop environment I prefer the feel again of GNOME over the multitude of other environments available.

A number of years ago Ubuntu decided to make their own in-house desktop environment called Unity. My systems really didn’t like it and it was a factor that made me try out other flavors of Linux.

But come next year in 2018 Ubuntu is switching back to GNOME as the default desktop environment. And I am ecstatic and thrilled to hear this news. It’s a good move for the company and the users alike.

Author: bynw

Chris aka "bynw" is the site owner and primary post author. A life-long conservative Constitutionalist when it comes to politics. A believer and follower of Jesus Christ. A Linux enthusiast. And a gamer.

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  1. I run Linux Mint (Ubuntu-based) and MATE (which is a fork of GNOME2). Machine is quite fast, and aside from a few more-stubborn Windows programs, everything works well. Currently running kernel 4.10.0 with no issues.

    Like you, I found Unity to be an abomination, and KDE’s not far behind. Doesn’t help that KDE is not compatible in any way with anything GNOME.

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