Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 17th Jul 2012 04:53 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Like Ubuntu's Unity interface? Great. If not, you can easily change it to look and act like Ubuntu used to. This tutorial shows how.
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RE: Nice but...
by Soulbender on Tue 17th Jul 2012 08:16 UTC in reply to "Nice but..."
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

It's still DAUNTING to see the huge amount of work it takes to have a "working" system


I have a working system out of the box. It's called Unity.

something that fits your needs.


Uh, use a different distro? If you don't like how Ubuntu does things use something else. They have their ideas and designs and if you don't like them that's your problem.
This is like buying a Cooper Mini and complaining about how hard it is to make it behave and look like a Volkswagen Beetle.
Design is not about pleasing everyone, it's about having a vision that you stick to and implement.

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RE[2]: Nice but...
by lucas_maximus on Tue 17th Jul 2012 08:36 in reply to "RE: Nice but..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Use Distro X

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RE[3]: Nice but...
by Soulbender on Tue 17th Jul 2012 08:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice but..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Haha, clever ;)
Point being, don't complain about how difficult it is to change product A into product B. Use product B.

Also, mod'ed down for liking Unity? Don't think that was you but wtf?

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RE[3]: Nice but...
by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 17th Jul 2012 09:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice but..."
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Exactly! Use for instance Mint or Pinguy OS.

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RE[2]: Nice but...
by OSNevvs on Tue 17th Jul 2012 10:42 in reply to "RE: Nice but..."
OSNevvs Member since:
2009-08-20

Uh, use a different distro? If you don't like how Ubuntu does things use something else. They have their ideas and designs and if you don't like them that's your problem.


I have tried similar distros (the ones that fit me most). But despite lots of efforts, Mint wouldn't install on my computer (I gave up). I ended up with Ubuntu which didn't fit my needs because all my computer music applications and plugins (VSTIs) didn't work properly with WINE, and when they did, they underwent latency. No, I don't want to use the amateuristic computer music applications that were designed for Linux. Using a different distro won't help in this case.

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RE[3]: Nice but...
by tupp on Tue 17th Jul 2012 23:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice but..."
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

But despite lots of efforts, Mint wouldn't install on my computer (I gave up).

Right...


I ended up with Ubuntu which didn't fit my needs because all my computer music applications and plugins (VSTIs) didn't work properly with WINE, and when they did, they underwent latency.

You tried to use WINE with a huge DAW?


No, I don't want to use the amateuristic computer music applications that were designed for Linux.

Oh, you mean "amateuristic" software, such as Ardour and Bitwig?

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RE[2]: Nice but...
by Morgan on Tue 17th Jul 2012 12:13 in reply to "RE: Nice but..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Uh, use a different distro?


Exactly. I once used Slackware and Ubuntu depending on the machine in question (I've always had better luck with Ubuntu than Slackware on laptops). But when Slackware dropped Gnome and it became a headache to deal with third-party replacement packages, and then Ubuntu went with Unity, I switched to Arch Linux.

All that said, for some people simply switching to a new distro can be more frustrating and labor-intensive than just learning to like Unity or replacing it with Gnome. For those people's sake, I'm glad Mr. Fosdick posted the article.

I would suggest to anyone willing to switch distros, if you want something as easy to use and learn as Ubuntu but with a more classic Gnome interface, go with Linux Mint.

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RE[2]: Nice but...
by bouhko on Tue 17th Jul 2012 14:29 in reply to "RE: Nice but..."
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

Xubuntu is a pretty safe bet if you just want to get rid of Unity. It's the same but with Xfce instead of Unity. So it basically look like any "old" desktop environment you're used to.

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