Back to Ubuntu with Gnome Desktop

For many years I switch between Linux Mint and standard Ubuntu. However a couple months back I got bored and decided to see what the KDE project had been up to.

I was impressed at how cool KDE was, but the desktop seemed slow to me, and at times somewhat confusing.

So after a few months it was time to change desktops again. With all the news about Ubuntu changing from the Unity desktop to the Gnome desktop it was time for me to take a look at Ubuntu and Gnome again.

Now keep in mind that I haven’t used Gnome since version 2.X, which was before Unity came out. So this was my first experience with gnome 3. A lot of people rave about Gnome 3 so I thought it was time I gave it a look.

I was really surprised and how much faster gnome 3 is compared to the desktops I have been using the last few years. I’ve also had a lot of stability problems over the years with the desktops I had been using and I was really surprised and how solid Gnome 3 is. While there’s always a bit of a learning curve with a new desktop I really like the shell features in Gnome. The desktop is really customizable.

So it looks like I’ll be staying with this version for a while.

P.S. I just had a closer look at Nautilus file manager, Wow has it changed, as in totally Rocks, Well done Canonical!