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Old 08-14-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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ubuntu unity

Does anyone else find the new UI to be annoying? Maybe I just need to get used to it...
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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ya i sure do. I cant freaking stand it... I mean we are not using the netbook edition... i had to revert back to 10.04 i think
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:40 PM   #3
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same here lol
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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Gotta say that I like it. Running Ubuntu 11.04 on my USB stick for nasty virus removals.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #5
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Does anyone else find the new UI to be annoying? Maybe I just need to get used to it...
No one likes it. It will be removed in future releases with something less dumbed down.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:55 PM   #6
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Does anyone else find the new UI to be annoying? Maybe I just need to get used to it...
When i found out that's all you get, i hated it. I'm like "so where's the menu bar for all of the options instead?...oh...that is all you get..."
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:27 PM   #7
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For the desktop guys here something you may want to evaluate would be http://www.elivecd.org/Download/e17-compiz

it's enlightenment DR17 + compiz fusion.

I actually ran e16 for years on my now retired FreeBSD laptop as it was a nice alternative to the blackbox/fluxbox wm. I plan to on my next.

Of course there is always kubuntu if your interest is kde. KDE is very nice nowdays. I have a box with compiz on it and it's very well polished.

All of the above being debian based btw.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:26 AM   #8
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Unity makes a PC feel like a smartphone. Can't stand it. Immediately went back to Gnome.

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i had to revert back to 10.04 i think
Why revert back? Natty Narwhal (lolname) can also use Gnome

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Unity makes a PC feel like a smartphone. Can't stand it. Immediately went back to Gnome.

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Why revert back? Natty Narwhal (lolname) can also use Gnome
I think i did it out of utter frustration with the new interface... and i had a 10.04 cd sitting around which did the trick
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:44 AM   #10
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On the login screen at the bottom there is a dropdown menu that you can use to switch between unity and gnome. I'm happy with unity, though I haven't figured out all the little tricks yet.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:16 PM   #11
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There are some aspects I like about it. I am currently typing this in it. Others not so much. I do feel a bit out of place sometimes navigating though it. I think a severe overhaul to interaction and they may have something to this. But as is... I'm with the smart phone comment.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:46 PM   #12
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I have Ubuntu to play around with on one of my older machines. Hated the Unity interface and switched to the gnome interface and use the Compiz Fusion cube setup.
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I have Ubuntu to play around with on one of my older machines. Hated the Unity interface and switched to the gnome interface and use the Compiz Fusion cube setup.
gotta have the wobbly windows. Make the GUI be ... well ... gooey
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gotta have the wobbly windows. Make the GUI be ... well ... gooey
compiz with all the extras, wobbly windows, fire minimize and close... pure sexy
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:37 AM   #15
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Got the wobbly windows but the fire effect is a bit much for my taste.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:25 PM   #16
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Fedora changed the GUI too. I have briefly played with it.

If you can access the command line, you can install Gnome or KDE. Not a problem. I imagine the new GUI is great for laptops.

What surprised me the most about Fedora 15, it recognized every single bit of hardware on my laptop. Everything worked with all the good drivers. It is the only distro that has ever done that on my laptop.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:49 PM   #17
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I love teh Unity. More space on laptop screen.
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