Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 2nd Jul 2013 21:04 UTC
Editorial Like many of you, I've been watching the big changes in user interfaces over the past few years, trying to make sense of them all. Is there a common explanation for the controversies surrounding the Windows 8 UI and Unity? Where do GNOME 3, KDE, Cinnamon, and MATE fit in? This article offers one view.
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RE: Ubuntu Unity
by Delgarde on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 04:49 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu Unity"
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Gnome3, in contrast, is way more different. You even need to go to a separate screen to switch tasks.

It's not as big a deal as people make it sounds. For starters, if you tend to use the keyboard a lot, there's little difference - alt-tab to switch tasks, C+A+arrows to move between virtual desktops, etc.

If you use the mouse, you can click on other windows if they're visible - otherwise you just flick the mouse to the corner, the windows shrink and re-arrange to show you what's there, and you click on the one you want. It's not really a separate screen - it's like an animation view on the existing one.

Really, launching apps is the only thing that's really different, and then, only for apps you don't pinned to the sidebar.

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