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: Meh I got used to it
by mark32l on Tue 17th Jul 2012 12:35 UTC in reply to "Meh I got used to it"
mark32l
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2012-07-17

Use Xfce. Really. It is often mislabeled as an "alternative" or "lightweight" DE. Both terms are technically correct, but that misses the point that Xfce is currently the most usable and comfortable Linux desktop.

If you like the vertical panel then try to get hold of Xfce 4.10. Ubuntu still ships 4.8, 4.10 is available from Xubuntu via ppa.

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RE[2]: Meh I got used to it
by BluenoseJake on Tue 17th Jul 2012 17:32 in reply to "RE: Meh I got used to it"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Why 4.10? The vertical panel works fine in 4.8, I've been using on Squeeze since it was released.

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RE[3]: Meh I got used to it
by mark32l on Wed 18th Jul 2012 03:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Meh I got used to it"
mark32l Member since:
2012-07-17

In 4.10 you can make the panel look a bit like in BeOS, which, to me at least, is the best use of the screen space. If you only need a toolbar with icons (like in OS X) then 4.8 will do it just fine.

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