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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RE: Just some thoughts
by MacMan on Mon 25th Oct 2010 22:07 UTC in reply to "Just some thoughts"
MacMan
Member since:
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"
stabbyjones Member since:
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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RE[3]: Just some thoughts
by MacMan on Tue 26th Oct 2010 00:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Just some thoughts"
MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19

I hate the panel, IMO the worst piece of Gnome. Before the flames and mod-downs start, I like Gnome, I like GTK--, I like it a LOT better then KDE, I just hate the panel.

WTF, I can't even drag an app into the menu bar to have an item like I could with Win95? Need to open a "menu editor" to edit the menu?

You'd think that making a panel / taskbar would be pretty easy, MS figured it out like 15 years ago.

In all fairness, KDE's kicker / panel is not much better.

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