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a picture of a laptop’s log-in screen, with the gear icon in the bottom selected(to change desktop environment)
the four options are:

  • GNOME Classic
  • GNOME Classic on Xorg
  • Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu on Xorg
    • lemmesayOP
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      5 months ago

      I saw zero difference between them.
      ubuntu docs say gnome classic is traditional gnome version. but the only difference I saw was that the font seemed a bit bolder there.

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          5 months ago

          maybe it had something to with me being on 23.10 and customising it to the fullest extent?

          • Pantherina@feddit.de
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            4 months ago

            GNOME Classic looks like GNOME 3. But Ubuntu doesnt use GNOME too, they highly modify it too.

            So you dont get the best experience anyways.

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      5 months ago

      One is x11 and the other is wayland. I found a difference on the value of $PATH var between them

  • poinck@lemm.ee
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    5 months ago

    Gnome Classic is a good option for older people who did not grow up with computers but learned to use Windows at work. The traditional look helps them to find the programs they need while everything else is modern.

    And it helps the younger people helping the older ones, because under the hood, all is new and shiny. (:

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    5 months ago

    Nah, that’s just one. I have GNOME (xorg, classic, Wayland), hyperland and KDE.

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      5 months ago

      I mean, that was the “meme” part about it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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        5 months ago

        Maybe there is, I don’t use it, now that I think about it, I can just uninstall it 😂

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            5 months ago

            Anyway, Gnome classic works with wayland, because it is just a set of extensions.

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              5 months ago

              😂ahh, I see, never tried classic, since I’m more the top notch rolling release guy (running openSuse tumbleweed and arch on my PCs)