raymac46, on 10 July 2012 - 07:22 AM, said:
I thought I'd like to continue kicking the tires on Gnome 3 shell in VBox but it's getting hard to find pure unadulterated Gnome 3 out there. Both Ubuntu and Linux Mint have forked Gnome 3 and have their own custom DEs.
I tried a couple of unfamiliar distros out. I started with Kororaa which is Fedora with extra codecs, but I could not install in Vbox as the installer kept crashing. Then I tried Fedora 17 but had trouble getting it to update. In both cases getting the Guest Additions installed was a real PITA. So I tried adding Gnome to my Mageia 2 install and ended up with a very messy bloat that didn't run well in VBox.
Now I'm going to go back to basics and install Mageia 2 Gnome edition. The quest for a naked Gnome continues.
I have Fedora 17 running here (but, KDE) -- did you ever figure out why you had trouble getting it to update? No problems here so far until this morning, when I updated with Yumex and it failed to "get" on a bunch of mirrors before it finally found one that worked. Not sure what was up with that, it's the first time that has happened.
As for GNOME 3, I've been using GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 12.04 (does that count as "naked?") -- it was easy to add, and I switch back and forth between that and Unity -- and in Fedora 16.
I'm not sure how long it'll be before there's a Wheezy live image, but I figure it's only a matter of time.