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    "5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study" - Slashdot

    An interesting read about a recent usability study for Unity. Supposedly these issues have been fixed, etc, but it's still interesting.

    http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/04...nonicals-Study

    Thoughts? Do you still think Unity should ship as the default? I'd love to see the same usability information for Gnome 3..

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    Re: "5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study" - Slashdot

    They all used the same machine, so the statistic isn't really meaningful.

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    Re: "5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study" - Slashdot

    Quote Originally Posted by r-senior View Post
    They all used the same machine, so the statistic isn't really meaningful.
    This would be interesting if true, but I haven't seen anything that points to it. In a typical Usability lab setup, participants use different machines.

    And for those concerned about sample size, remember that this isn't a survey. Nielsen recommends a sample size of 5 - 15, so 11 is actually pretty good.

    http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20000319.html

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    Re: "5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study" - Slashdot

    Hi!

    It's not a pandemic.

    KegHead

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    Re: "5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study" - Slashdot

    I believe it is true. From:

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/032988.html

    "The test machine was a Lenovo ThinkPad T410i running Ubuntu Natty with
    unity 3.8.2-0ubuntu1 and compiz 1:0.9.4git20110322-0ubuntu5."

    My version of Unity currently stands at 3.8.8-0ubuntu2 and we are still 12 days from release of course.

    I'm not saying the real picture is better or worse, I just don't think it is meaningful because different hardware, particularly graphics cards, is going to be a major factor.

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    Re: "5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study" - Slashdot

    Quote Originally Posted by r-senior View Post
    I believe it is true. From:

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/032988.html

    "The test machine was a Lenovo ThinkPad T410i running Ubuntu Natty with
    unity 3.8.2-0ubuntu1 and compiz 1:0.9.4git20110322-0ubuntu5."

    My version of Unity currently stands at 3.8.8-0ubuntu2 and we are still 12 days from release of course.

    I'm not saying the real picture is better or worse, I just don't think it is meaningful because different hardware, particularly graphics cards, is going to be a major factor.
    Haha, that *is* interesting.

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    Re: "5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study" - Slashdot

    Based on reading the actual test results last night, I put Unity back on my test laptop. I had taken a break of a couple weeks in testing Unity due to weariness of the constant crashing. It is still crashy, and I can see why it is confusing to people when I reflect on the specific test results.

    I have seen posters say something to the effect that if you want a stable system, use the LTS, as if the other releases are beta tests. That isn't how it is presented. Ubuntu is the best place to be, and using Xubuntu the last couple weeks assures me that 11.04 is solid good stuff in the underpinnings.

    I sure hope Unity turns out well somehow, as it will be uniquely visible to people checking Linux out.

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    Re: "5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study" - Slashdot

    Mine only crashes around the Trash can. For some reason, if it crashes at all its when I try to empty the can. I've tried several ways of doing that. one file in there then empty, then several, then out of no wheres it crashes.

    I haven't reported anything because I think the problem lies somewheres else. All in all, Unity has become very stable.

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    Re: "5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study" - Slashdot

    Quote Originally Posted by VMC View Post
    All in all, Unity has become very stable.
    That is good to hear, hope that is true for almost everybody.

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    Re: "5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study" - Slashdot

    Quote Originally Posted by VMC View Post
    Mine only crashes around the Trash can. For some reason, if it crashes at all its when I try to empty the can. I've tried several ways of doing that. one file in there then empty, then several, then out of no wheres it crashes.

    I haven't reported anything because I think the problem lies somewheres else. All in all, Unity has become very stable.
    I had the same trash can problem for a while, but it seems to have been fixed in the last few days. Are you fully updated?

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