Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 2nd Jul 2013 21:04 UTC
Editorial Like many of you, I've been watching the big changes in user interfaces over the past few years, trying to make sense of them all. Is there a common explanation for the controversies surrounding the Windows 8 UI and Unity? Where do GNOME 3, KDE, Cinnamon, and MATE fit in? This article offers one view.
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RE: Ubuntu Unity
by intangible on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 04:30 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu Unity"
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2005-07-06

Unity was forced into a release too early, had a lot of rough edges, ESPECIALLY multi-monitor setups...
I went with Xfce for about a year afterwards.

I recently went back to Unity though, most of the rough edges have been ironed out since the early iterations and I quite like it now.

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RE[2]: Ubuntu Unity
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 04:52 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu Unity"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Unity was forced into a release too early, had a lot of rough edges, ESPECIALLY multi-monitor setups...

Totally agree. That seems to be a common problem with Ubuntu and Fedora; to quick to jump on untested software for actual releases. It's understandable for Fedora given its role as a test bed for Red Hat, but it's inexcusable for Ubuntu and is only done because Canonical is so hell-bent on reinventing wheels and doing things differently than everyone else, while trying to capture the most users. Oh well... at least Ubuntu's *.04 releases, especially the LTS ones, are usually decent. Usually. Every other release (typically versioned/dated *.10) is usually crap and highly experimental in my experience.

Edited 2013-07-03 04:55 UTC

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RE[3]: Ubuntu Unity
by intangible on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 04:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu Unity"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, and I'm afraid they're doing the same thing with Mir and XMir... ugh...

It's unfortunate, because I really like the Debian base of Ubuntu with support and pragmatism and a decent release schedule to solve the Debian difficulties, but then they can't seem to help themselves with pushing giant changes too soon, even if they are a good option in the long term...
Gstreamer, Pulseaudio, Unity, and now Mir.

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