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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Trying Unity...
by Jason Bourne on Sat 15th Jan 2011 23:04 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

Dude, I tried, I tried really hard to use Unity... We're almost on February and it DOES look a lot like the same thing back when people started previewing it and saying it would "change and turn into something completely different"...

Oh I doubt, I doubt...

And lemmetellya, I won't use this crap for anything in life! I would rather go back to Windows 7 than keep Ubuntu and use this. It certainly may look like Windows 7 taskbar but the whole MacOS inheritance shivers down my spine.

Looks like Linux Mint will be actually going #1 in DistroWatch.com, after a few months Ubuntu 11.04 is released!

Ubuntu, please... Shuttlef--kup!

Edited 2011-01-15 23:05 UTC

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Choices!
by ricegf on Sun 16th Jan 2011 12:09 in reply to "Trying Unity..."
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

You are aware, I trust, that while Unity will be the default desktop, you can always use classic gnome, gnome shell, KDE (with Kubuntu), lxde (with Lubuntu), xfce (with Xubuntu), or literally dozens of unofficial derivatives such as Mint (see one list at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DerivativeTeam/Derivatives ).

Nobody's twisting your arm here like certain competitors. It's open source. We have *choices*! Use whatever you like. ;-)

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