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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RE: Surprised
by Jason Bourne on Thu 13th Oct 2011 23:34 UTC in reply to "Surprised"
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

There's no hate about Unity or GNOME Shell here. It's just that they are silly interfaces for the majority of people that used computers in the past, such as Windows XP (what, haven't you ever used XP?). I'm actually thinking of Windows 7 as a viable desktop now, since I'm not fond of GNOME Shell, XFCE (lack of polishment), KDE 4 (heavier, too overwhelming UI).

GNOME Shell is fast, light and attractive UI. But since I can't get the actitivies with a right-mouse click (and I was informed that X wouldn't let that happen) there is no point using it on a 20" LCD panel going to Activities corner every single second.

Edited 2011-10-13 23:36 UTC

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RE[2]: Surprised
by KLU9 on Fri 14th Oct 2011 00:35 in reply to "RE: Surprised"
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2006-12-06

you mention KDE4's UI is overwhelming: is that the standard UI or the netbook UI (which I've heard makes things much simpler/"intuitive")?

(I haven't used KDE4 yet but will give it a go soon)

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RE[3]: Surprised
by Jason Bourne on Fri 14th Oct 2011 14:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Surprised"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

you mention KDE4's UI is overwhelming: is that the standard UI or the netbook UI (which I've heard makes things much simpler/"intuitive")?

(I haven't used KDE4 yet but will give it a go soon)



The standard desktop UI.
There's too much stuff to configure and you can spend a lot of time to make it look like you want. Not to mention the default ugly tiny fonts, which don't come anti-aliased, and buttons are really small. Etc.

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RE[2]: Surprised
by Finalzone on Fri 14th Oct 2011 20:41 in reply to "RE: Surprised"
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2005-07-06

GNOME Shell is fast, light and attractive UI. But since I can't get the actitivies with a right-mouse click (and I was informed that X wouldn't let that happen) there is no point using it on a 20" LCD panel going to Activities corner every single second.


You can use Super-Key (Windows icon on most keyboard) to to access activities then type a few word for your desired applications or right one of applications to open a new window. You know that because you have intensively used Gnome-Shell on previous topics.

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