Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Apr 2011 02:22 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Register has posted a very unfavorable review of the new Ubuntu, focusing primarily on the new Unity Interface: "That's not to say there isn't much to love in Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity Interface being the primary news, but even for a beta this release is way too rough. Unity - regardless of what you think of it - isn't ready for prime time and it seems unlikely Canonical will iron out all its problems before the planned final release in April."
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Gnome, Unity it makes no difference.
by BluenoseJake on Mon 4th Apr 2011 10:46 UTC
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As a long time KDE user, who finds KDE4 a bit...heavy, I didn't know what I was going to use, as I always found Gnome kinda sucks (no vertical taskbar, really?) and Unity, I think is really going to suck, there is only one answer, XFCE. It doesn't have the customizability I miss from KDE, but it does work well, it's a bit lighter than Gnome or KDE, and can be, if you want, made to look almost like a classic Gnome desktop.

I've been using it for about a year, and 4.6 was really good, and 4.8 is really nice, so if you are not happy with the thought of Unity, and not a big fan of Gnome-Shell, XFCE is the way to go.

Edited 2011-04-04 10:47 UTC

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What about Enlightenment? I've tried it a bit, but I admit it's pretty rough around the edges. Works really well on my old PC though.

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nej_simon Member since:

(no vertical taskbar, really?)

You can add a vertical panel and put the taskbar on it in gnome. In fact, I can't remember any version where it hasn't been possible.

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BluenoseJake Member since:

When you create a vertical panel with a taskbar, the taskbar does not rotate, or in anyway honor the vertical position of the panel, at least in Gnome 2.2x It is also a fixed size, so it does not use all available space.

This is a bug describing the issue, dating from 2002:

Edited 2011-04-04 17:21 UTC

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