Re: Raring Installation & Upgrade Experiences
Haven't been using Ubuntu (as opposed to Xubuntu) since the switch to Unity. I dip my toes every now and then. Just yesterday I installed Unity/Raring on a spare partition. I was very disappointed. The DE is buggy and still resists any sort of customization. I applied transparency to the panel and was still served up an artifact from a prior window that had been beneath the panel. Couldn't get rid of it. Makes the DE feel absurdly amateurish. I wanted the Launcher (the left-side app bar as some call it) to be completely transparent. But either the transparency doesn't work correctly or the Unity devs have decided they know best. The launcher insists on tinting its transparency with whatever colors are on the desktop. Not an effect I like. Myunity doesn't work on 13.04. Ubuntu-Tweak is marginal and Unity Tweak was buggy. If I chose a solid color then I lost transparency. I had to Google how to disable web-search. The option to switch this off should be, in my opinion, immediately available and transparent. The inability to install click-to-minimize (a feature that devs have refused to make available -- opting for spread instead) cripples the launcher's functionality. Also have never liked how the launcher "smashes" extra launchers at the bottom of the bar. It's subjective, but to me it looks amateurish. Unity, to this user, still fells like a square peg being rammed into a round hole. It's a mobile DE that only marginally works on a desktop or laptop and, like Gnome Shell, requires too many third party additions to produce anything like a DE that I, at least, would want to use.
Last edited by VTPoet; July 3rd, 2013 at 10:43 PM.
Linux: You reap what you tweak.