Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:00 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows here and there. Today, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mark Shuttleworth held his keynote speech, and in it, he announced that Ubuntu will switch to the Unity user interface come release, for both the netbook as well as the desktop, leaving the GNOME user interface behind (but keeping the GNOME platform).
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Am I the only one who like this?
by Zifre on Mon 25th Oct 2010 22:40 UTC
Zifre
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Am I the only one who thinks this was a good idea?

Right now, Unity is full of bugs and is slow, but the concept is awesome. I really like having the main panel on the left side. My ideal desktop environment would be full-screen/tiled (but without the mandatory keyboard commands) with no title bars, overlapping windows, or desktop space between windows. It would have a Unity-like panel on the left, a menu bar or tool buttons on top, a scroll bar on the right (if applicable), and tabs on the bottom. This would maximize usage of Fitt's law, so that you could access other applications, other tabs, the menu bar, and the scroll bar all with the mouse at the edges of the screen.

Unity is the closest thing I have ever seen to this idea, and it seems to work pretty well on my desktop. (Right now, I am running Fedora KDE with a Plasma setup designed to be very much like Unity.)

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