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: My complain about unity
by Gone fishing on Tue 17th Jul 2012 13:22 UTC in reply to "My complain about unity"
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

I don't think Unity is really a touch tablet interface as it stands it's more keyboard driven, HUD for instance is keyboard friendly and touch unfriendly as is switching virtual Desktops etc as a result it needs a little effort to use Unity to its full potential

As for your grandmother load five applications on the launcher and she will find it easy to use even if she doesn't use the interface to its full potential.

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RE[2]: My complain about unity
by Alfman on Tue 17th Jul 2012 14:12 in reply to "RE: My complain about unity"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Gone fishing,

"As for your grandmother load five applications on the launcher and she will find it easy to use even if she doesn't use the interface to its full potential."

Clearly which is best it's a matter of taste and workflows. What's frustrating though is that these changes were pushed upon all existing users, for some of whom the new OS brought dubious benefits, regressive features, and had no easy way to revert to previous configurations.

Choice has traditionally been the forte for linux distros above all other operating systems. I think it's a shame to see this kind of partial totalitarian shift among the leading distributors of open source software. Lucky it is still open source, and even though Mint only has a fraction of the resources Ubuntu has, they have been phenomenal in their commitment to standing behind the choices of users.

Edited 2012-07-17 14:20 UTC

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kateline Member since:
2011-05-19

What's frustrating though is that these changes were all pushed upon all existing users, for some of whom the new OS brought dubious benefits, regressive features, all without an easy way to revert to alternative configurations.


Canonical has become like Microsoft, pushing its dubious changes on users without asking them.

With their commmitment to Mate and Cinnamon, the Mint team has taken on the role that Cannonical once fulfilled.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

What's frustrating though is that these changes were pushed upon all existing users, for some of whom the new OS brought dubious benefits, regressive features, and had no easy way to revert to previous configurations.


Change happen, deal with it. Ok, that's a bit harsh but really, it's not like Ubuntu didn't tell anyone about their intentions ahead of time.

Choice has traditionally been the forte for linux distros above all other operating systems


And we still do with Fedora, Suse, Mint, (X|L)ubuntu etc etc all being available.

I think it's a shame to see this kind of partial totalitarian shift among the leading distributors of open source software.


I dunno about that. I kind of like that they're driven by a person (or company) with a clear vision of what they want.

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

I don't think your being serious. To say that Unity is being imposed in a totalitarian manner is bizarre. Firstly Canonical had little choice, as Gnome 2 is being depreciated by Gnome (not Canonical). Canonical then had to make a choice and they decided to develop Unity and this seems to me to part of a vision that Canonical has for its OS - now considering lack of vision is claimed to be a Desktop Linux fault it seems unfair to criticize Canonical for it - it also shows Canonicals commitment to develop something.

As for not having choice - you want the old desktop no problem sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback you want Gnome 3 sudo apt-get install gnome-shell the commandline too difficult its in software centre. You want Fluxbox, blackbox no problem. Or install Kubuntu etc. How easy do you want it to be to change you windows manager?

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