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dubbmann
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Does ANYONE Like Ubuntu's Unity Desktop?
      #1016491 - 31/10/12 08:38 PM
Hi all,

This is more of a rant than a question (though I'd still like to hear from anyone who thinks Unity is not a piece of s*&t). I am continuously stunned (after 30 years of being in the computer industry) how developers can take something that works and f&^k it up. The look and feel of Gnome on my old laptop is a 1000x superior to unity. I am so frustrated that I'm on the verge of ripping Ubuntu 12.x off my new laptop and either installing backlevel Ubuntu or simply running Win7. I'm sure there is some agenda behind the development of Unity (probably involving an agenda with $$$$) but what a bollock'd up mess.

Rant over. Carry on.

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Re: Does ANYONE Like Ubuntu's Unity Desktop? new [Re: dubbmann]
      #1016517 - 01/11/12 09:07 AM
Couldn't get it to run as I use Linux inside VMs on either vmware or (preferably) Virtual Box and neither seem to have a good enough video driver for Unity. Couldn't get the new think from Fedora 13 to run either. I'm fairly sure you can disable Unity and revert to Gnome though.

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Re: Does ANYONE Like Ubuntu's Unity Desktop? new [Re: dubbmann]
      #1016525 - 01/11/12 09:52 AM
It runs fine on my machine ... I just don't like it.

It's maybe my age, but I don't 'get it' I went back back to Gnome after about a day. [Currently running 12.04]

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Re: Does ANYONE Like Ubuntu's Unity Desktop? new [Re: dubbmann]
      #1016725 - 02/11/12 12:34 AM
Tried it on a netbook. Couldn't get on with it at all so installed debian with Openbox as the window manager.

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Re: Does ANYONE Like Ubuntu's Unity Desktop? new [Re: dubbmann]
      #1016802 - 02/11/12 03:19 PM
Personally, as it stands currently, I don't mind it. I think they have a lot of ideas that are very good, but aren't implemented in the best way. I also think it has gotten progressively better with each release.

But I also don't use it, I run e17 myself. I prefer it, but I don't necessarily mind Unity either.

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Re: Does ANYONE Like Ubuntu's Unity Desktop? new [Re: dubbmann]
      #1024341 - 14/12/12 08:45 PM
I'm 61, and my laptop's not that much younger :-)

I was on the point of ditching my laptop which was 'running' WinXP but getting increasingly slow (anti-virus using loads of RAM so lots of swapping)

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Unity - it does have its snags, but I'm getting on OK with it. The laptop certainly has a new lease of life (with only 1GB RAM and 1.8GHz Pentium Mobile).

So yes, Unity is OK-ish (albeit with some drawbacks), but that opinion is from someone used to WinXP!


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Re: Does ANYONE Like Ubuntu's Unity Desktop? new [Re: dubbmann]
      #1024368 - 15/12/12 06:57 AM
I installed on an older machine that was running Win2k and it brought it to its knees. Not sure how I did it but there was an option to add at boot time other GUIs and I put in Gnome and some of the other lighter ones, running fine w/ IceWM.

Most people I know hate it but for one guy who thought it was the best new thing, actually upgraded his OS in order to get it.

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Re: Does ANYONE Like Ubuntu's Unity Desktop? new [Re: dubbmann]
      #1024372 - 15/12/12 07:31 AM
I use Ubuntu Studio in VirtualBox and have had no complaint. It works well enough. How close it is to Unity, I don't know. I haven't used straight Ubuntu in a long time. My tower runs XP x64 in a 4 core Phenom II with dual Radeon HD 4850, and my laptop runs 7 x64 in a Core i7, each with 8GB RAM, so I guess I am not liable to face any hardware deficiencies.

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