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How to update Fedora and keep the old Gnome version?

asked 2013-05-05 11:10:31 -0600

Jim Rymar gravatar image

updated 2013-05-06 03:54:52 -0600

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I've been using Fedora 17 daily for the past two years and I love it. It has Gnome 3.4.2. I want to move to Fedora 18 soon but I see that the GUI has changed a lot. Instead of having Applications and Places at the top left corner, I see Activities which brings up a bunch of desktop icons. Yuk. Is there any configuration option/hack or distro spin that will give me simple compatibility with my present Fedora 17 desktop? TIA.

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Are you sure that Gnome 3.4.2 has Applications and Places at the top left? Are you talking about fallback mode or gnome-shell?

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2013-05-06 04:40:28 -0600 )edit

you can switch to MATE - which is a Gnome 2 fork

Rabin gravatar imageRabin ( 2013-05-06 09:25:04 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-05-06 03:49:17 -0600

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updated 2013-05-07 12:44:36 -0600

Fedora goes in sync with mainline versions of its main components. In this case, Gnome. You'll have to try another desktop environment or keep using Fedora 17.

http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#desktops https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/MATE-Desktop

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answered 2013-05-20 19:13:21 -0600

Is there some compelling reason why you need to move from Fedora 17? If 17 does what you need, stick with it.

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Mostly because releases have a fine lifespan and when they get EOL'ed and stop getting security updates, it might be time to upgrade

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2013-05-20 19:44:33 -0600 )edit
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answered 2013-05-07 04:28:17 -0600

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you can try MATE.

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answered 2013-05-08 01:58:30 -0600

anishjp gravatar image

You may try Cinnamon as well!

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