Re: Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation
The poll is missing an important option:
x Improve Gnome 2.x - neither GS nor Unity
Whether the window buttons are on the left or right side doesn't bother me much. And either way is easily changed if needed.
But I hate the global menu. It's ok for a Netbook. A netbook is a niche device with serious restrictions where you rarely will want to run more than one application which will almost always be maximized.
On a full desktop system I run multiple applications and most of them are rarely maximized. Every time I sit at a Mac I get annoyed by its stupid global menu.
And Gnome Shell has some cute ideas - but it focuses a lot of effort on stuff that is of lesser importance to me (managing multiple workspaces) while being incompatible with Compiz.
What Gnome needs is some improvements in the toolkit. Tweaking the notifications and cleaning up the tray area - that's all good work.
Do I really have to look for another distribution?
Asus G75 - 2.3GHz - NVidia 660M - Atheros AR9485 - 8 GB RAM - Ubuntu 14.04
Asus F201E - 1.1 GHz - Intel - 2 GB RAM - Ubuntu - 14.04
Asus F201E - 1.1 GHz - Intel - 4 GB RAM - Ubuntu - 14.10