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

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

    Thats the plan, though read back a ways in the thread. Unity is being redesigned to use Compiz (which I found odd at first but I think it will work out much better), and it is going to have specific changes for desktop use. So, full steam ahead I say. Even unity in its current form (without the slowness and such) is pretty good. They have me looking forward to 11.04.

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    Re: Ubuntu desktop to have Unity? What do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starks View Post
    I hope Canonical sends Unity as an upstream contribution to Gnome.
    Honestly, I've felt for awhile that Gnome should just give up on the Shell (and yes, I've tried it).

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    Re: Unity as default desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxwivi View Post
    GNOME Shell is gettin' ye olde.
    Huh? It's still pre-release.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shafin View Post

    And the gnome-shell developers are a bit hard to communicate with. They are preoccupied with their ideas and have been quite resistant to valid feedback in the past. I believe canonical first tried to work with them but found it impossible.
    What's new? Canonical stick by their own design ideas in just the same way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Left View Post
    What's new? Canonical stick by their own design ideas in just the same way.
    How so? In my experience, the Canonical devs are quick to pick up on suggestions.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThePhysician View Post
    Unity on a 3 monitor set up will be atrocious.
    Why?

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

    I have been using Ubuntu since 5.10, mostly because of Gnome.
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    Re: Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation

    My opinion is that the devs have a very, very long road ahead of them for the next 6 months. I can honestly say that Unity is the first thing I've ever really hated about Ubuntu

    First indication it was foul was its inability to change themes. Second was the locked "panel bar" that I can't add a weather widget to, I can't add a quick launch terminal application, etc.

    Second was the absolutely clunky desktop interface and the fact that the Unity sidebar forces you to horizontal scroll in a browser.

    But I'm sure smart minds who don't like their hands tied will solve those problems. After all, we're not working in Windows here...

    The biggest issues are how incredibly freaking painful it is to try and launch an application and how torturous it is to try and search for a file. It's just. Horrible. It takes 2-3 steps to even think about launching a file manager. How ridiculous can you get?

    Despite what the companies think, my computer is a tool. It's not an entertainment center or a social network hub. They're making all of that garbage super-easy when one only needs it once in awhile. Using your computer for anything productive? Close to impossible in Unity.

    I went back to LTS on my netbook. It wasn't worth crying every time I opened the lid (especially since 10.10 killed my netbook's ability to recover from hibernation).
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    Re: Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation

    I would rather stick to the current 2 panel setup. It would be a shame to abandon the current innovations like the "Me Menu" and the desktop effects integration in Appearance Preferences. Ubuntu finally reached the point of elegance, it would be a shame to have to start all over from scratch.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NCLI View Post
    How so? In my experience, the Canonical devs are quick to pick up on suggestions.
    Titlebar button positions, Volume applet, applets in general. In the end, they're what they wanted.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by exploder View Post
    I would rather stick to the current 2 panel setup. It would be a shame to abandon the current innovations like the "Me Menu" and the desktop effects integration in Appearance Preferences. Ubuntu finally reached the point of elegance, it would be a shame to have to start all over from scratch.
    The regular gnome desktop will still be available, just as it is now on Unity netbook edition. Even Gnome 3 will still have the panels.

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