[CentOS] Alternative GUI

Fri Sep 30 06:05:23 UTC 2016
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Mark LaPierre
> Sent: den 29 september 2016 01:26
> To: Mail List CentOS Users <centos at centos.org>; Mark LaPierre
> <marklapier at aol.com>
> Subject: [CentOS] Alternative GUI
> I'm considering moving from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7.  I'm not interested in
> dealing with Gnome 3.  I've heard good things about Mate, a fork of
> Gnome 2.  it appears that Mate is available in the EPEL repository
> associated with CentOS 7.
> Have any of you tried Mate on CentOS 7?  In your experienced opinion
> what would I be giving up by abandoning Gnome 3 and installing Mate
> instead?

Yupp, I have.
First thing I did after C7-installation was to install the complete 
FWIW, I installed Ubuntu-Mate on my backup-laptop.

You're giving up a lot of grief and irritation when not finding stuff you've 
used for like ten years and having to relearn yet other things.
It's just not worth the hassle IMO.

I'm yet to miss anything Gnome 3 has to offer.
Gnome 3 might be good for some people, for others like me it's just a waste of 
time relearning stuff that worked just fine before Gnome 3.