Since stripping out all of the Gnome desktop environment last October (see Upgrades and Downgrades), the Gnome project released Gnome 3. Reports on the FreeBSD website said Gnome 2 had too many problems, which were scheduled to be corrected in Gnome 3. So I finally took a deep breath, and installed Gnome 3 and the Xwindows support environment. So far, most of the Gnome 3 desktop environment is working fairly well.
The desktop looks like a typical desktop environment, with movable, resizable windows for individual tasks, looking like what Georgie calls ‘…a real computer, instead of the text only black screen.’ Applications are started through one of several interfaces, I’ve configured this installation with the equivalent of the ‘start’ button at the upper left.
Alternately, the ‘desktop’ can be partially collapsed, showing the equivalent of the ‘favorite’ applications on the left bar, and a column showing the multiple desktops available on the right. One extra desktop gets added every time an application is started on a previously blank desktop.
So far, Gnome 3 is working relatively well, although running the GUI does drag down the system overall. Still, giving that we’re running a web server, a mail server, a Minecraft server, and the Gnome 3 environment on a 15 year old computer, I’m relatively happy with the performance.
Traffic was light this morning, which was good as the cold and yet more snow does take a number on vehicles. You would not believe the breakdown I passed on Route 3 in Billerica this morning.
Just to let you know that we’ve moved. No, we’re still in Tyngsboro, our family website has been upgraded to run WordPress. You can now visit all of us at:
Hope you can stop by soon!
Just a test of media upload and posting.
Hello, and welcome to my corner of our website. I’ll be posting various things at times, and hope to keep you up to date on goings on around here.
We’re now running our own webserver, based on the kids’ old PC I’ve reconfigured to run FreeBSD unix operating system with an Apache web server and various other options. I hope to get the rest of the functions turned on, yet still secure, so we all can upload the pictures and videos we want to share with you.
Hope to hear from you soon!
March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lion.
April showers bring basement flooding.
The sun will come out, tomorrow?
It seems George’s friend “estankie27” didn’t quite have the Valentine’s Day he was hoping for. Yes, son, there’s even a card for that…
Hoping not too much fell on your head today…
From all of us, our wishes to all for a healthy, happy and prosperous new year.
And let me add, my first resolution is to keep this site updated, mostly with short snips to let everyone know what’s going on.