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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Almost but not quite
by Dasher42 on Sat 15th Oct 2011 00:16 UTC
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The current state of Unity just doesn't cut it for me. Keyboard shortcuts are key to what I do, and I want them in mnemonically-sensible places. Since I started working with Macs more, I prefer to keep a fairly consistent set of keystrokes so switching between Mac and Linux machines isn't a real bump.

Unfortunately, Unity hard-codes the windows key, and the keyboard shortcut preferences for compiz are a complete mess. Then there are other settings outside of compiz that purport to be keyboard shortcuts. I must be in some outlier of Canonical's intended user base, someone who doesn't want to take their fingers off the home keys constantly and thinks modifier keys are cool and function keys are definitely not - because for me, Unity is nearly unusable.

Fortunately, apt-get is all I need to work around this.

Edited 2011-10-15 00:17 UTC

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