Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 17th Jul 2012 04:53 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Like Ubuntu's Unity interface? Great. If not, you can easily change it to look and act like Ubuntu used to. This tutorial shows how.
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RE[6]: My complain about unity
by Alfman on Wed 18th Jul 2012 02:43 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: My complain about unity"
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"Unrealistic. The Gnome developers dropped that code because they didn't want to go near it, because they wanted to break with all the accumulated cruft - mistakes they'd been trying to get rid of for years, but were stuck with in the name of compatibility. Even if they offered to pay them, Canonical would have struggled to find developers willing to work on it..."

I think the very existence of Mate is enough to prove it is in fact realistic and 3rd party developers are in fact willing to work on it. However to a user it's not the codebase that's relevant so much as the workflow & feature-set, and that's really why Cinnamon is so promising in returning lost desktop functionality to the new codebase. Mint deserves a lot of credit here.

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