Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 22:17 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Ubuntu 10.10, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, emerged from its burrow this month with some important changes. [...] One of the most significant changes in Ubuntu 10.10 is the introduction of Unity, a totally new netbook environment that has some promising design characteristics. Although Unity is an impressive offering, it has some kinks that need to be worked out before it will be ready for mainstream adoption. In this review, we will take a close look at 10.10's changes, with a focus on how these changes impact the Ubuntu user experience. Unity's scope and significance for Ubuntu make it an especially important part of this release, so we decided to devote a considerable portion of the review to exploring its features."
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Not impressed
by Delgarde on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 02:11 UTC
Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

Tried 10.10 on my netbook, but I'm not at all impressed by the Unity shell.

It looks pretty, and the workspace view is good, but that sidebar takes up *way* too much room on a small screen. Netbook screens are already the minimum width assumed by most web sites, so losing 60 or so pixels hurts a lot. The sidebar needs to disappear when it's not in use - e.g appear when the pointer hits the left edge, rather than being always there.

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RE: Not impressed
by Elv13 on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 06:04 in reply to "Not impressed"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

it's for touch screen. But yea, it does not work well without one. After trying it (adding a 30$ touchscreen layer to my EEE), I think it worth it to have touchable buttons. The touchpad on those thing is tiny, using the screen directly solve that problem, even if you have to hold the netook with your other hand to prevent it to fall backward.

I am agree with Apple that it is not the final solution for laptop and it doe snot work as well as an horizontal tablet, but it still better than nothing at all.

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RE: Not impressed
by testadura on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 13:21 in reply to "Not impressed"
testadura Member since:
2006-04-14

Same here, I switched back to default gnome after a few hours.

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