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[2]: Comment by joekiser
by kurkosdr on Thu 11th Oct 2012 09:24 UTC 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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woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

Agreed. Cinnamon should really have been based on bringing gnome2's functionality back into gnome classic, as opposed to what they seem to be, which is a windows style desktop.It's not about being new and shiny, I just like that I can do so much more from my keyboard now, without having to touch the mouse.That, and search based launching is much quicker than navigating my highly organised and deep folder structure.

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