Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:02 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As an answer to someone asking whether Unity will require a working OpenGL stack to operate in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", Mark Shuttleworth announced that Canonical would offer an optional, QT-based, "2D" implementation of Unity. Here is a video, too.
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OSX wanabee ?
by Neolander on Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:21 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Am I the only one who thinks that Ubuntu's UI team should be forbidden from using their Macs and forced to use an Amiga instead when they're doing their design work ?

I mean... First the window buttons, next this dock and strange menubar... This just looks like a very cheap OSX clone to me. Can't they use a little more imagination ?

Edited 2011-01-15 18:24 UTC

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RE: OSX wanabee ?
by puelocesar on Sat 15th Jan 2011 19:35 in reply to "OSX wanabee ?"
puelocesar Member since:
2008-10-30

Well, OSX design is great and all, but I agree with you. Ubuntu doesn't need to be a cheap OSX clone. I really believe that with some good time spent on design research you can achieve something equally good, if not better, without copying

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RE[2]: OSX wanabee ?
by Radio on Sat 15th Jan 2011 19:57 in reply to "RE: OSX wanabee ?"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Yeah, but then, people will reproach Ubuntu for having an uncommon interface that you have to relearn...

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RE: OSX wanabee ?
by kaiwai on Sun 16th Jan 2011 06:22 in reply to "OSX wanabee ?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

What I think is more stupid is that they rely on Mac OS X to get the work done for Linux - that should be setting off alarm bells to the developers that maybe they should address the lack of tools which force the people to use Mac OS X to do graphics work for Linux instead of it being natively done on Linux.

Reminds me of Sun trying to get people to use their software but all the work at Sun is being done on Windows and Mac OS X computers. It really destroys your credibility to say to the market to do one thing and all the functions of your business use your competitors products.

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