Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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I used to use Gnome 3 for a few months, and now I'm using Unity for almost a year.
I like them both, but I still find the search-based application starting to be a nightmare.
Searching for apps to run is pointless if don't know their names.

The search things doesn't just work for the short names displayed - it works on a bunch of metadata for the applications, including the longer descriptions. So you don't actually need to know the application name - e.g you can get to the file manager by searching either "nautilus" or "file"; likewise, Firefox either by name or as "browser".

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