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    Re: Unity, why bother?

    Quote Originally Posted by slackthumbz View Post
    (oh yeah, in the netbook edition I had to manually install gnome-compiz and the various compiz fusion plugins just to get compositing working with desktop effects. WTF).
    That wouldn't have made a difference. You must have done something else, because Unity specifically uses the Mutter window manager, which always does compositing and has nothing to do with Compiz effects.



    Quote Originally Posted by slackthumbz View Post
    Finally, and as far as I know this occurs in the normal desktop edition as well, you can't disable bluetooth via the panel without killing your wireless simultaneously. I've tested this on my netbook and my main machine (AMD64 box) and it occurs on both of them. Seriously annoying.
    I have never seen that, either, and I suffer with nasty Broadcom wifi on my netbook. Sounds like you have a compatibility issue there, or just some funny hardware.
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    Re: Unity, why bother?

    Then don't use it, linux is all about choice and unlike other OS's you're not locked into using something like that. If you don't like unity then either just remove it or use a different distro. Ubuntu of course is going to make the defaults the way they think most people using netbooks would want it to be displayed regardless of your personal opinion.
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    Re: Unity, why bother?

    Quote Originally Posted by donkyhotay View Post
    Ubuntu of course is going to make the defaults the way they think most people using netbooks would want it to be displayed regardless of your personal opinion.
    And how would Ubuntu know how most people are using netbooks if people don't express their opinions here?
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    Re: Unity, why bother?

    Quote Originally Posted by slackthumbz View Post
    I think I may install a plain desktop edition, but just to illustrate, here's what I mean about the Unity sidepane. It just seems rather pointless when compared to a cleaner desktop.

    It would be fair to compare a default desktop installation.
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    Re: Unity, why bother?

    I tried it weeks ago and its safe to say that I wont be installing it on my mother's netbook. I was interested in it at first but can see how it can confuse many "casuals." Especially one who finally grew to the current 10.04 netbook experience.
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    Re: Unity, why bother?

    I believe people like the clean look of a Desktop ....

    Its for the user then to customize it as they want to .....

    There should be a repository with a clean desktop so users can add to it what they want

    I found that this exists at the moment ..... but no doubt this will change in time .....

    Here is what I have just done to get a clean look ...... LINK

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    Re: Unity, why bother?

    I'm bored, disenchanted with UNE 10.04. I'll give 10.10 a spin tonight and if I'm not impressed I'll try Kubuntu's netbook offering or some other distros.

    I can't understand why the Mint community hasn't jumped all over the opportunity to create a netbook remix.

    Meanwhile Aurora has yet to release their Debian-based OS. It's been in beta forever with installation problems.

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    Re: Unity, why bother?

    Yeah, OK, it sucks. I can't customize the untiy dock thingie or the panel? Really?

    Fail.

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    Re: Unity, why bother?

    I am trying Unity right now on Maverick, and it is quite awesome actually. A little iffy on my hardware, but it works fast and looks great. I will give it the road test and might use it full time on my hardware, unless I am doing something 3d like a game.

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    Re: Unity, why bother?

    @ Nightwish

    How are you using Unity? I have it going on 10.04 and it is very slow...too slow to use in a practical sense but I really enjoy the set-up. If it was 'instant' it would be great to use but, for now, it is just too slow

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