Re: Why does my computer look like a tablet?
Alex, Linux experiences change on quite a frequent basis. The constant trend in computing is toward more helpful, more attractive, less complicated user interfaces. This is why Gnome 2 was obsoleted - it is not attractive, not as "helpful" as the competition, and starting to get complicated like the Windows XP Networking control panel.
Originally Posted by AlexRamallo
Gnome's developers wrote Gnome 3 and Ubuntu's developers wrote Unity. These are both responses to the continuing trend in computing, with the added bonus that they scale well to different screen sizes and different input methods (keyboards, TV remotes, touchscreens).
In short, Gnome 3 and Unity are the near-future of computing. In a year or so, after the initial adjustment pains, NOBODY will want to go back to Gnome 2 because it's simply not a very practical user interface for 2012 compared to Unity. Linux is continually changing and keeping up with the changes is part of being a Linux user. Even folks on Debian Stable will not avoid being dragged into the present day...
Last edited by 3rdalbum; April 6th, 2012 at 04:16 AM.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.