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    Unity poster (feedback please)

    Hello testers

    29th April: Corrected versions (thanks to Paddy Landau)

    https://dl.dropbox.com/s/2smkwf8cvui...4-poster-5.odp

    https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/nemk8iz5ob...4-poster-5.pdf

    The version on Spreadubuntu (has a small but annoying error - we are trying to have the file swapped)

    http://spreadubuntu.org/en/material/...re/1204-poster

    Original versions

    Version 2
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8403291/1204-poster-3.pdf

    Version 3
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8403291/1204-poster-4.pdf

    Imagine you have just come back to work one Monday morning. You remember vaguely the IT manager said something about an upgrade over the weekend. You log in and you see the 12.04 desktop instead of the 10.04 one.

    Would this poster (an early draft) get you going?

    Anything missing?

    Do you think I should make accessing the Ubuntu Desktop Guide more prominent? (Search me why it isn't in the Launcher to start with, its excellent).

    All feedback about the poster welcome.

    (There is no point complaining about Unity, what we got now is what the LTS -> LTS folk are going to get as default).
    Last edited by keithpeter; April 29th, 2012 at 10:01 AM. Reason: Links to V2 and V3

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Looks great Keith! I tried Unity when it first came out but couldn't stand it. On 12.04 it seems quite a bit better. Thanks for the poster.
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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    I agree....very nice...I am going to forward this on to a few people that will definitely find it useful!

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    That's really helpful - thanks!

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    How about adding that you can navigate the Dash with your keyboard? Specifically, that you can use the Arrow keys and Enter


    EDIT: The most important! Unity Keyboard shortcuts are displayed when pressing the Super (a.k.a. meta, windows key) for a few seconds

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    It'll certainly help people get over the surprise of arriving to a new desktop. Giving a few pointers to help at the beginning is likely to make a big difference. (As always, some will read it and move forward, others will ignore and it and complain that everything is confusing.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithpeter View Post
    Imagine you have just come back to work one Monday morning. You remember vaguely the IT manager said something about an upgrade over the weekend. You log in and you see the 12.04 desktop instead of the 10.04 one.

    Do you think I should make accessing the Ubuntu Desktop Guide more prominent? (Search me why it isn't in the Launcher to start with, its excellent).
    I sure DON'T care for the BIG PURPLE SPLAT right in the middle. I've been on ubuntu (and some other linux since Dapper Drake Beta). Clearly takes the cake as the WORST. No idea what impression Mr. Shuttleworth is trying to convey.

    Jerry

    p.s. I am able to "use" Unity-2D. Certainly is a big relief when I switch to lubuntu or lynx or meerkat to do some utility work. Haven't tried xubuntu lately since I like lubuntu just fine. I presume development will drop lubuntu because it doesn't look like a smartphone or apple ipad with all their limitations.
    Last edited by jerrylamos; April 11th, 2012 at 01:26 PM.

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrylamos View Post
    I sure DON'T care for the BIG PURPLE SPLAT right in the middle. I've been on ubuntu (and some other linux since Dapper Drake Beta). Clearly takes the cake as the WORST. No idea what impression Mr. Shuttleworth is trying to convey.
    Purple is the new branding for Ubuntu. I personally feel that it is a poor choice -- calm blue, I think, would have been better, but it's what it is. It works well on a TV, though, I find.
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