Login to OSNews
Username or Email
How to Undo Unity
on Tue 17th Jul 2012 04:53 UTC
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.
Permalink for comment 527812
To read all comments associated with this story, please
RE: Nice but...
on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 07:15 UTC in reply to "
RE: Nice but...
This is what I miss from the 8 and 16 bits days. Since the computers and OS were most of the time from the same vendor, there was no OEM differentiation stuff.
The differentiation was achieved by having different types of hardware+OS systems in the market.
Hm, there was just not much of a difference between most of them in the first place - basically just two common types of CPUs, similarly meagre amounts of memory, virtually the same form-factor across the board, in almost all examples not much of an OS to speak about (usually just something from the two or three families of very similar BASICs), very few of the available types having some nice support chips (sound and gfx; luckily, those few types which had them were generally the most popular machines - due to nicest looking games, obviously, but those didn't touch the OS, and multi-platforms titles still often partly suffered for a sort of least common denominator effects)
And this whole tight tying of hw and sw was probably why, say, Amiga had issues with progressing beyond the A500 generation.
better... (plus, the type of toying around as with micros is more or less available on ~embedded stuff)
Sign Up For The OSNews Newsletter!
Logged in as
Change Site Theme
Friends & Fans
OSNews Privacy Statement
Notice to Bulk Emailers
© 1997-2015 OSNews Inc. All Rights Reserved. OSNews and the OSNews logo are trademarks of OSNews.
Source Code © 2007-2015,
, except where noted
Reader comments are owned by the poster. We are not responsible for them in any way.
All trademarks, icons, and logos shown or mentioned in this web site are the property of their respective owners.
OSNews.com uses icons from the
© 2008 John Resig
Reproduction of OSNews stories is permitted only with explicit authorization from OSNews. Reproductions must be properly credited.