Author Topic: Gnome OS (YouTube)?  (Read 584 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jason Wallwork

  • President
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3228
Gnome OS (YouTube)?
« on: September 18, 2020, 07:45:04 pm »
Here's an Intriguing video. It's about 7 minutes long. It's not like the Gnome version of Neon but has a similar objective.
"With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world." - Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

Offline buster

  • Posting Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1049
Re: Gnome OS (YouTube)?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 03:05:56 pm »
Neon is a full fledged distro, sort of, with Ubuntu as a base. Gnome seems to be less from the video, without a typical base I think. If they stuck it on say Ubuntu, and it could be used for awhile, even I, disliker of all thing Gnome, would have tried it.
" Life has a very simple plot: first you're here and then you're not. " Eric Idle

Offline fox

  • Posting Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1685
Re: Gnome OS (YouTube)?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 03:38:16 pm »
I use Gnome almost exclusively, but on Ubuntu. In my opinion, their customized version of Gnome is better than pure Gnome or any other version of it I have seen. So my only potential interest in Gnome OS would be to experience the current version before Ubuntu gets it.
Ubuntu 20.10 on 2019 5k iMac
Ubuntu 20.04 and 18.04 on Dell XPS 13 2 in 1

Offline Jason Wallwork

  • President
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3228
Re: Gnome OS (YouTube)?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 07:02:50 pm »
Yeah, it's not really a distro because it doesn't have a package manager which is why I said it's not the Gnome version of Neon. But it's objective, like Neon, is to showcase the latest version of the desktop environment. Neon specifically says that's why they created it, too, although there's can be used as a distro since it's just Ubuntu with the most recent Plasma repositories.

It's usable but it's just Gnome apps, I believe. It's meant to demonstrate Gnome and all the installed software is built from source (which is explained in the video).
"With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world." - Max Ehrmann, Desiderata