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Is there an easy way to install gnome-session-flashback on fedora?

asked 2014-06-23 17:12:27 -0500

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Im hoping to make the switch from ubuntu to fedora soon, and the biggest facilitator for me would be to have a very lightweight desktop environment (and something that is in active development).

My preference would be gnome flashback, is that available for use on fedora? If not, perhaps via repo?

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answered 2014-06-23 21:40:28 -0500

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Gnome session flashback is not available at Official repositories and I don't know any third party repo which maintain it.

Gnome Classic (gnome-classic-session) is available if you want to try.

sudo yum install gnome-classic-session

then logout and choose Gnome Classic. (but I don't think it has much difference from GNOME Shell on resources. I think it's just another interface - more classic - and the only difference is the UI)

On the other hand, a very good alternative is

MATE, which is a pure fork of GNOME 2 and very lightweight. Either you will install it alongside GNOME(3.x) ,

sudo yum install @MATE

or better

download and install the Fedora MATE spin.

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