GNOME 3 and GNOME Shell Woes

I really do enjoy GNOME 3 and GNOME Shell but I have to say that I hope GNOME 4 gets here soon with a more efficient design and execution. Compiz is still the best compositing WM on Linux and I guess it’s a no-go for any projects because it’s tough to maintain. Even with all of the optimizations and speed tweaks being done these days on GNOME Shell it still manages to trip over itself on occasion and do things like start eating two or more of my 8 CPU cores for no apparent reason, although to be fair this last time was a patched build.

I’ve been wanting to be able to sit down and really enjoy GNOME 3 and GNOME Shell without frequently going “Ewww, bad performance” since their original release practically, but all these years later I still run into those “Ewww” moments and go back to Compiz or even Budgie/Deepin. Budgie and Deepin both suffer from some of the same shortcomings as GNOME Shell due to being built on largely the same technologies, tho, and while I have plenty of CPU cycles to spare I’m not trying to waste energy on a window manager that’s spinning its wheels out.

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