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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Just some thoughts
by stardogchamp on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:25 UTC
stardogchamp
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2009-10-18

I haven't tried Unity and I haven't tried Gnome Shell, but I'll make sure to do so when they are both ready.

On one hand, I love the ease of use of Ubuntu, but on the other hand I sometimes feel they tend to oversimplify things. The huge repositories definitely are a plus.

With such big changes going on for 11.04, I fear it's going to be a mess to upgrade from 10.10. So if I'm going for a clean install anyway, I'll probably end up trying 5+ distros again before I set my mind on one to use for the next semester or so. Maybe this time I'll finally switch to OpenSuse or Fedora, or I might just bite the bullet and set up Arch.

My problem with this situation is that I like a tightly integrated desktop, and if you decide against the 'standard' in Ubuntu, you're mostly out of luck (e.g. Kubuntu, although I haven't tried it in a while). So I guess I'm just wondering what will happen if I don't like Unity.

Edited 2010-10-25 21:30 UTC

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RE: Just some thoughts
by MacMan on Mon 25th Oct 2010 22:07 in reply to "Just some thoughts"
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2006-11-19

I've not tried Gnome shell, but I've been following its progress with ever increasing dread. Personally, I think it is a usability nightmare.

I'm really really glad Canonical went this route instead of Gnome shell.

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RE[2]: Just some thoughts
by stabbyjones on Mon 25th Oct 2010 23:00 in reply to "RE: Just some thoughts"
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2008-04-15

I've not tried Gnome shell,


Okay then, so you don't know anything about it. Gnome-shell isn't that revolutionary at all and is much more of an evolution of the panel.

Mutter is running great right now and doesn't make me want to go back to compiz.

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