Linked by Allen Boyles on Mon 7th Nov 2011 09:46 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces In the commercial software world, user interfaces are generally designed by one group. Like Microsoft for Windows or Apple for Mac OS. Those desktop environments were designed by one company who did things like user testing and statistical analysis to try and make the desktop they thought would work best. Linux is different. Large groups definitely DO perform user testing and statistical analysis, but one group can also say "Here's what we want" and, if they have the ability to code it, their idea comes into being. It's pretty amazing, when you think about it. Linux lets people create what they want. If you don't like what's out there, fork it! Or start from scratch! You're in control!
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by gfx1 on Mon 7th Nov 2011 21:48 UTC
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2006-01-20

At least Unity behaves a bit better in Ubuntu 11.10 in 11.04 I switched back to gnome 2.3.x
Gnome 3 doesn't do it for me at the moment, but I do like the improved file manager Nautilus.
Looking at xubuntu atm.

I also run Windows 7 if I have to but there are those tiny issues which annoy me.
The minimac came with OSX Lion, reasonable but the finder and the dock can be pretty stupid and it doesn't behave nicely with network drives, ntfs drives and I hate the Apple fanboys.

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