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    Question What exactly is Unity's target market?

    Just wanted to ask, what exactly is Unity's target market? Because it seems like it'd be aimed more towards the tablet/touchscreen desktop market for some reason, whether than the standard keyboard and mouse desktop market.
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    Re: What exactly is Unity's target market?

    I've certainly read this explanation elsewhere on the Internet.

    Given that the thin scroll bars work well on phones and tablets, but are a pain with a mouse, I suspect you are correct.

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    Re: What exactly is Unity's target market?

    The target market is "all Ubuntu users."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanray View Post
    I've certainly read this explanation elsewhere on the Internet.

    Given that the thin scroll bars work well on phones and tablets, but are a pain with a mouse, I suspect you are correct.
    I thought while thinking about Windows 8's target market, that perhaps Unity would stink on regular desktops, but rock on tablets and touchscreen desktops, in much the same way Win8's Metro interface would.

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    Re: What exactly is Unity's target market?

    Unity is fine on desktops too. In fact, it currently stinks on tablets; more work is needed and some design decisions need to be reversed.

    Windows 8 Metro won't even let you run an application in a window - everything is full-screen. Unity easily beats Windows 8 Metro in this regard.
    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.

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    Re: What exactly is Unity's target market?

    Ok.

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    Re: What exactly is Unity's target market?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamRocket1233c View Post
    Because it seems like it'd be aimed more towards the tablet/touchscreen desktop market for some reason
    Not really, if it was parts of the interface wouldn't need to be hovered over.

    Unity was originally developed as a netbook interface, so it's optimised for relatively small wide screens. There is some touch support in there, but it's not the main focus.

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    Re: What exactly is Unity's target market?

    Coolios! What about the non-Unity version of Gnome 3 that comes standard with, say, Fedora, which from taking a look at it in the Fedora 16 review last night, looks pretty sweet, along with Ubuntu's Unity, actually.

    Then of course, there's Gnome 2, which I've used before on Ubuntu 9, and comes with RHEL and its clones, full-blown Debian, and OpenIndiana.

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    Re: What exactly is Unity's target market?

    What exactly is Unity's target market? .... Anyone who wants it.
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    Re: What exactly is Unity's target market?

    Coolios.

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