Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:37 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Donating to software projects - or, more accurately, open source projects. It's hardly new, it's hardly rare, and I'm sure most of us have donated at some point. That's probably why Canonical has opened Ubuntu up for donations - but with a twist.
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RE: Comment by joekiser
by woegjiub on Wed 10th Oct 2012 23:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
woegjiub
Member since:
2008-11-25

I feel that it is very much a good thing that users do not have a direct say in what canonical does, as if they did, they would probably still be running gmome2 or cinnamon, and I *despised* gnome2.

Unity is what made me finally swap to Linux, after years of going back and forth, drooling over KDE features.Nowadays, I refuse to use a desktop without searchable menus instead of the old heirachical model.

Point is, those who yell the loudest are not necessarily always representative of every user, and if they had their say, I wouldn't be using this lovely, keyboard-based UI, but would be stuck waving a dammed mouse around every time I wanted to open a file or application, or access a non-hotkeyed menu item, like opening a VPN connection.

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RE[2]: Comment by joekiser
by Clinton on Thu 11th Oct 2012 07:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by joekiser"
Clinton Member since:
2005-07-05

That's interesting. Unity is what made me stop using Ubuntu. To each their own.

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RE[2]: Comment by joekiser
by kurkosdr on Thu 11th Oct 2012 09:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by joekiser"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

I actually like Unity too. It has some flaws, like the faux-OS X "global menubar" and the close icon being on the left, but the alternative is Gnome 3, Gnome 2 and "3 guys hacking" (cinnamon). Gnome 2 and Cinnamon feel a bit dated for my taste. And KDE lost it's way long ago IMO.

Canonical could play their cards right (for example, be carefull with X.org upgrades) and take advantage of the radical shift Windows 8 is doing to grab some marketshare.

Edited 2012-10-11 09:28 UTC

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Fallback (Gnome3) is an import option
by pepa on Thu 11th Oct 2012 11:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by joekiser"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

There is also gnome-panel (as in: Gnome3-fallback), which is what I've been using ever since Unity got pushed. Perhaps too 'dated' for you, but I'm surprised not more people are focussing on it. I prefer it to Mate.

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