Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 21:33 UTC, submitted by mahmudinashar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ah, it's that time of the year again. We already had this up on the sidebar, but I figured we'd turn it into a proper front page item - mostly because I want to discuss the move by the Ubuntu team to no longer install GNOME 2 as the 'classic' desktop option - which pretty much ends any and all involvement for me with Ubuntu (KDE 4 here I come). There's more to this than just that, of course, so those of you who do like Unity still have enough reason to upgrade.
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Unity
by J.R. on Thu 13th Oct 2011 22:55 UTC
J.R.
Member since:
2007-07-25

I just tried it, and are impressed. I did not like Unity earlier, but they are getting close to something I can use now.

If only they would allow me to move the taskbar to the bottom, since I really hate having it on the lefthand side of the screen... I don't like the mentality where they refuse to listen in on the community on this request as it seems this is one of the most common complaint about Unity. Until they do I will not use it, if they do I will actually use it (unless Gnome 3 have sorted out their own issues in the meantime).

All in all a good release from Ubuntu, and the first one with Unity that works (i.e. does not crash all the time or look like shit).

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RE: Unity
by AWdrius on Fri 14th Oct 2011 10:20 in reply to "Unity"
AWdrius Member since:
2006-07-18

I too can't really understand why everyone hate Unity so much. I really like the simplicity of pressing Win key, typing app name (or part of it) and hitting Enter. I was waiting for this all my life (-. This feature alone was one of the best improvements in Windows Vista/7. And it works with file/folder names too!
Now for some advanced usage I always have Guake terminal installed. Just hit F12 and you have instant shell with tabs. Hit F11 and you are fullscreen.
Keyboard shortcuts are another thing worth memorizing. It just makes everything so much faster.

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