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

  1. #71
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    Re: Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation

    Where's stock Gnome as an option?

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    Unity on the Desktop???

    See this Phoronix article here: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=ODcxNg

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    How do you guys (and ladies) feel about this announcement?
    Last edited by moviemaniac; October 25th, 2010 at 11:06 PM.
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    Re: Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    Even Gnome 3 will still have the panels.
    No nearly in the same way as GNOME 2, though I'm glad it's not because the current panel is pretty nasty in ways. I'm pretty sure you won't be able to have more than one panel, resize it or position it.

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    Re: Unity on the Desktop???

    Anyway...

    Yes this is discussed. No you won't have to leave the gnome-panel. Lets all make a mountain out of a mole hill. Ubuntu certainly has no options on the desktop now.. So in six months it will be unusable. Do you even bother to read? Oh yeah and of course some kind of vague threat "...im leaving this for this..".

    Yes, Debian is awesome. If you feel more comfortable using it, more power to you. If it turns out that Ubuntu is unusable perhaps I will join you. I can almost certainly say ill still be using Ubuntu when 11.04 comes around.

  5. #75
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    Re: Unity on the Desktop???

    I do not like the idea of Unity on the desktop. Shuttleworth has committed to using Unity though and stated it was a bold move. I feel like going with Unity throws away all of the things that finally made Ubuntu elegant.. Let's face it, Unity needs a lot of work to be usable and it will not happen in one or two releases. I think Ubuntu is jeopardizing the prediction of Linux gaining a big share of the market by 2012.

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    Re: Unity on the Desktop???

    Quote Originally Posted by moviemaniac View Post
    If that's the way it's gonna be - without an option to stay with the oldschool gnome-panel interface or gnome shell
    There will of course be an option to use GNOME 2.x or gnome-shell from GDM as a session (sort of like how we do GNOME Shell today)

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

    No, I think it will just be the gnome-panel as it is now. The Gnome-Shell does not use the gnome-panel at all, so it will not need a rewrite.

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    Re: Unity on the Desktop???

    I think unity could actually work better on a high powered desktop with large screen.

    It is complete **** on a low powered netbook with small screen because its frickin slow and the unhideable (and for my usage pattern completely useless) bars eat valuable screenspace.
    A shame it seems to be made for these kind of devices.

    I'll probably try it but am also quite sure I won't like it on the desktop either.
    Last edited by MadCow108; October 25th, 2010 at 10:37 PM.

  9. #79
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    Re: Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation

    So, after an eternity of brown, they switch to black and purple. And after just 2 releases they switch again?
    Not fair, they kept the boring stuff until Lucid and now when they have something what I like they switch it?
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  10. #80
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    Re: Unity on the Desktop???

    Unity is going to have a different appearance designed for the desktop and they are going to base it on Compiz and not Mutter. So...

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