Well, I had been putting it off for some time, but I finally installed Debian testing, aka “Wheezy.”
There are rumors on the internet about this shipping with Xfce to fit on a single CD, however I downloaded and installed the latest weekly build, and it indeed came with Gnome 3. In my case, I installed the OS into Virtual Box. Gnome 3 failed to launch, and I only had the fail safe mode. On Fedora 17, I get the full Gnome 3 desktop with the same settings in Virtual Box, which leads me to believe Fedora might be using a newer package or better VM video drivers.
I think Gnome 3 is a step in the wrong direction for Linux, and I’ll be majorly happy if Debian indeed switches to Xfce for desktop use.
As far as the installation of the OS goes, it’s pretty straight forward, much the same as Squeeze. A few minor changes, and a very ugly pink loading bar. It’s not ugly strictly because it’s pink, just that it doesn’t fit with the other colors of the screen. I know this is fickle, but just my opinion
Anyway, if you actually read this and found it helpful, I’m glad
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