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[4]: Just some thoughts
by lproven on Tue 26th Oct 2010 14:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Just some thoughts"
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I hate the panel, IMO the worst piece of Gnome.

I don't hate it, but you have a strong point. It is not nearly as flexible and customisable as it aims to be.

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?

THIS! Yes! Well put and so very right.

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.

Strongly agree on both points. Even the Win7 taskbar can be kicked into shape, the crappy icon buttons turned off, set to vertical, the Quicklaunch bar restored and generally made quite usable, if you know how.

GNOME's can't, though.

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