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Thread: Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation

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  1. #1
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    Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation

    As OMG! Ubuntu! reported, Unity for default desktop instead of GNOME Shell is gonna be up for discussions in the next UDS. What do you think? Personally, I'd like to try it on the regular desktop version.

    EDIT Unity will be used as the default DE, Mark Shuttleworth has announced at the UDS. More info at Jono Bacon's blog post.

    EDIT With the prevailing skeptic reaction about Unity being the default DE, Jono Bacon has posted in his blog to further clarify the issue of Unity replacing GNOME Shell.
    Last edited by Oxwivi; November 1st, 2010 at 08:10 AM.

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    Re: Unity as default desktop

    I prefer Gnome 2.xx.
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    Re: Unity as default desktop

    i'll wait and see the final work then i'll decide like or dislike & switch to kde


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    Re: Unity as default desktop

    I think it's important that we consider new approaches to the desktop, because if Gnome 2 just stays Gnome 2, Xfce is going to completely catch up in features (hasn't it already?) and make Gnome nothing but a novelty of the old guys in free software.

    Personally, I think it would be far better to support Gnome and make Gnome 3 a great release, rather than taking a bunch of focus away onto a custom shell with GTK. Of course, it's all up to Canonical and the users, but Gnome is having a hard time as it is. I really hope Gnome 3 brings it up to par with KDE 4 (not in the same features, not mimicking anyone, just a modern Gnome, like KDE 4 is a modern KDE). I really liked Gnome-Shell, but we still have to work a lot on Gnome's theme engines and bare functionality, rather than just tagging stuff onto it. Integrating the usability, not just modding Gnome into Ubuntu.

    I personally won't mind if Gnome 3 alienates a bunch of users and they come over to KDE 4 to discover its richness, but I really love Gnome because of where it came from and where it brought Linux into the mainstream. It just really needs a little extra polish.

    Then again, all of these options are better than Windows, LOL! Look at how spoiled we are.

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    Re: Unity as default desktop

    Now that Qt has been released under LGPL, wouldn't it be a good idea to continue GNOME development with Qt?

    Quote Originally Posted by murderslastcrow View Post
    Look at how spoiled we are.
    +1

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    Re: Unity as default desktop

    I have a feeling xfce4 is going to become a lot more popular once GNOME 3 is out, people will want to use something familiar.

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    Re: Unity as default desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by ctrlmd View Post
    i'll wait and see the final work then i'll decide like or dislike & switch to kde
    +1 to that.
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    Re: Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation

    As long as there is an auto-hide feature for the sidebar I think I could learn to like it. If not, I'll be replacing it with AWN which I currently use. We'll see.

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    Re: Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation

    I can live with Unity but only if it speeds up a bit! My experience indicates that it is slow. Of course, I'm not using a final version.

    I can see the appeal of a sidebar that disappears as needed.

    My guess is that there will be alternatives available if we can't live with Unity!

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    Re: Unity as default desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Luffield View Post
    I prefer Gnome 2.xx.
    +1.

    I think I'm going to Xubuntu with Natty.

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