Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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RE: Lessons learned
by juzzlin on Mon 28th Nov 2011 08:37 UTC in reply to "Lessons learned"
juzzlin
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2011-05-06

Am I the only one who thinks Linux Desktop might actually stand a chance if people kept refining 10.10 (solving the update and break problem, make things better for the developer etc) instead of jerking with new UIs?


Come on! Gnome 2 looks like s**t compared to Mac OS X and Windows 7. It matters especially to new users. Unity looks great and brings Linux desktop back to the game. People commenting here just fail to think like average and new users.

Edited 2011-11-28 08:42 UTC

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RE[2]: Lessons learned
by jal_ on Mon 28th Nov 2011 08:48 in reply to "RE: Lessons learned"
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2006-11-02

Unity looks great


The problem being that it is hell to work with.

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RE[3]: Lessons learned
by juzzlin on Mon 28th Nov 2011 08:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Lessons learned"
juzzlin Member since:
2011-05-06

"Unity looks great


The problem being that it is hell to work with.
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To me Unity's annoying bugs are the problem, not Unity itself.

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RE[2]: Lessons learned
by bert64 on Mon 28th Nov 2011 09:27 in reply to "RE: Lessons learned"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Looks aren't everything...

Over 10 years ago Linux had Enlightenment which looked much better than anything offered by Apple/MS. I found it nice to look at for a while, and then went back to windowmaker which was simple, fast and usable.

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RE[2]: Lessons learned
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 28th Nov 2011 15:12 in reply to "RE: Lessons learned"
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2006-07-14

People commenting here just fail to think like average and new users.


That's because we aren't average and new users. And, just maybe, we want an interface that works for us. We shouldn't be criticised for advocating for our use cases.

Typed from my Fedora 16 distro within Gnome 3. Which, by the way is insane. It makes no sense what so ever. However, I'm beginning to question my own sanity because ... it sort works really well with the way I work.

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RE[2]: Lessons learned
by joekiser on Mon 28th Nov 2011 21:35 in reply to "RE: Lessons learned"
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2005-06-30

Come on! Gnome 2 looks like s**t compared to Mac OS X and Windows 7. It matters especially to new users. Unity looks great and brings Linux desktop back to the game. People commenting here just fail to think like average and new users.


Gnome 2 looks great with the Nimbus theme and Avant window navigator. I don't see how GTK3 or Unity make this any better, since most major apps still use GTK2. FWIW, Firefox, Chrome, and Flash player are planning to default to GTK2 for the next several years. Even Gimp hasn't been ported yet.

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RE[2]: Lessons learned
by tonymus on Tue 29th Nov 2011 13:00 in reply to "RE: Lessons learned"
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2006-01-15

I must be developmentally-challenged, because I rather like Unity. That said, I hope Canonical can find a middle ground in satisfying both casual desktop users (I'm in that camp) with passionate long-term linux users (a lot of people who post here)...

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