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[New: openFATE 313180] User Interface Flexibility
Feature added by: Michael McCarrey (wa7qzr)

Feature #313180, revision 1
Title: User Interface Flexibility

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Michael McCarrey (wa7qzr)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
Suggest that you maintain and support the 11.x versions along parallel lines
with 12.x versions.

Business case (Partner benefit):
openSUSE.org: Having just upgraded my openSUSE-11.3 to 1.4 on my Compaq
Presario V2000, and performed a test installation of 12.1 on another Compaq
laptop of the same model, I would like to suggest that both versions, 2.x and
3x, of the Gnome desktop be made available and maintained. I can see how
someone who is not real techie or geekie might appreciate how Gnome 3.x, by
default, hides the system from them. There are no doubt a lot of people who
really like that feature. For me, that "feature" is one of the reasons I dumped
KDE4. I liked KDE3 because it didn't hide the system from me and, at that time,
Gnome 2 did. Then, the situation changed. Gnome came out and KDE hid. Now, both
KDE and Gnome are hiding with KDE4 and Gnome 3. I like Gnome 2.x with Compiz,
Cairo Dock, and Screenlets. That's my interface and distributions that
implement desktops which it impossible to use those three items (such as Gnome
3 does) end up losing me as a user. I'm sure that I'm not alone in this.
Everything else about openSUSE, (I don't know about dual-head - I couldn't get
it to work with Nvidia cards, but Mandrivia's 2010.2 did), is wonderful. It
installs easily and the defaults work well with most hardware (Except Nvidia,
where that idiotic Nouveau driver is used), including WiFi. Anyhow, this is
about the desktop application.

If you have no intention of making Gnome 2.x available to openSUSE 12.x, maybe
you could maintain and support the 11.x along parallel lines so those of us who
like Gnome 2.x could stick with openSUSE instead of having to change our lives
(yet again) because our distro has tossed us under the proverbial bus.


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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/313180

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