Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:00 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows here and there. Today, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mark Shuttleworth held his keynote speech, and in it, he announced that Ubuntu will switch to the Unity user interface come release, for both the netbook as well as the desktop, leaving the GNOME user interface behind (but keeping the GNOME platform).
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I'm too old fashioned...
by Tuishimi on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:56 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

I have Ubuntu/Unity on my netbook and I really am not fond of it. I mean, it's alright, but I still prefer older paradigms I guess... app bar, windows... I understand that full-screen is nice on a small screen but I work with a large screen for development so I can have all kinds of stuff up for coding, documentation, server management, etc. I am guessing you CAN use windowed mode in Unity because some apps (like someone above mentioned, Chrome) do not work well with Unity.

But I will still download and try out the live disk when it is released.

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RE: I'm too old fashioned...
by MacMan on Mon 25th Oct 2010 22:05 in reply to "I'm too old fashioned..."
MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19

Sure you can have windowed mode, all windows are really windowed. Just in unity on netbook, most windows are maximized.

I use Unity on a desktop, and have lots of non-maximised windows open. I really like the global menu bar in Gnome applications, real space saver, and for me at least, is so much more logical going to the same place (top of screen) for the menu instead of the each individual window.

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RE[2]: I'm too old fashioned...
by Tuishimi on Tue 26th Oct 2010 03:11 in reply to "RE: I'm too old fashioned..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Well then! You think I can build unity on YellowDog Linux, on a G5? I just might do that for fun...

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RE: I'm too old fashioned...
by sorpigal on Tue 26th Oct 2010 14:28 in reply to "I'm too old fashioned..."
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Full screen like that only makes sense if you have a lot of virtual desktops and even then only for certain kinds of apps. This is one reason I can't get used to ratpoison, for example: Sometimes I have a desktop with the GIMP on it and I want to drag windows around, resize them, etc. Sometimes I have a desktop with Firefox and I want it full screen all the time... except when I want to overlay e.g. an xterm on top so that I can read the page with examples and punch it in as I go.

Simple things are less complex then complex things, but they're also less complex! If this doesn't sound like nonsense to you then we should totally hang out.

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RE[2]: I'm too old fashioned...
by Tuishimi on Tue 26th Oct 2010 14:41 in reply to "RE: I'm too old fashioned..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Right, there is a time and a place for everything. ;)

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