Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 21:33 UTC, submitted by mahmudinashar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ah, it's that time of the year again. We already had this up on the sidebar, but I figured we'd turn it into a proper front page item - mostly because I want to discuss the move by the Ubuntu team to no longer install GNOME 2 as the 'classic' desktop option - which pretty much ends any and all involvement for me with Ubuntu (KDE 4 here I come). There's more to this than just that, of course, so those of you who do like Unity still have enough reason to upgrade.
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I'm OK with unity
by reduz on Fri 14th Oct 2011 05:02 UTC
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After using Gnome Shell for a while in 11.10 beta, I couldn't stand it anymore and went to Unity. If you are like me and use a lot of applications that are text over a white background, expose style task switching is really difficult because you can't tell the apps apart when scaled.

I got quickly used to Unity and admit that while I don't really like it, it just works..
Biggest issues with it:

-Still unstable (occasional crashes)

-Almost can't be configured. Lack of configurability is stupid. People loves tweaking stuff, even if they don't need to. It's a matter of making your desktop a more personal experience...

-Application menu is designed by brain damaged monkeys, I don't care because i just alt-ft and write the app name, but it's easy to have a hard time with it..

It's visually prety though, most people that came to the office and saw it were "whoaa linux got much better" so Canonical might have got the effect they wanted..

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