[PlanetCCRMA] GUI Issues with Dell Vostro

Martin Tarenskeen m.tarenskeen at zonnet.nl
Mon Mar 26 12:14:14 PDT 2012

On Mon, 26 Mar 2012, Peter Adamson wrote:

> I have tried both Fedora 15 and 16 and discovered Gnome 3. Very sad for
> Linux. After 12 years as a user and staunch supporter of Red Hat/Fedora
> I have no choice but to move on. I find Gnome 3 simply unusable.
> What would be the best alternative Linux distro to use with the Planet
> CCRMA suite of applications (principally Jack, Ardour, Rosegarden,
> QSynth and Hydrogen)?

I didn't like Gnome 2, and my (old) laptop isn't powerfull enough to run 
Gnome 3.

I have been using Linux since Red Hat 8 and have seen all Fedora version 
up to Fedora 16, which I'm using now. I still like Fedora. But I left 
Gnome some years ago. Instead I am using LXDE these days, Fast and 
lightweight, like Gnome used to be in the old days when Gnome still was a 
lightweight alternative to the "bloated" KDE.

You can also try Fluxbox or XFCE as other people suggest, Anyway, no need 
to leave Fedora. Just try some of the other desktops and window managers. 
There are special LXDE and XFCE Fedora live CD spins that you can try 
first before you make a choice. Or maybe you even like KDE better?



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