Unity interface

Michael Haney thezorch at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 21:54:13 UTC 2011

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 4:01 PM, J <dreadpiratejeff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 15:15, Michael Haney <thezorch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You that like its a bad thing. ;-)
>> With so many DEs around that clone the Windows desktop its good to
>> have something that's different.
> Not at all, but the post I was commenting on implies that Ubuntu is
> just becomming a rip-off of OSX because sabdfl is jealous of Steve
> Jobs, which is just ludicrous.

You're probably right, but who really knows what Shuttleworth is thinking.

> I just don't understand the complaints... Unity is a rip-off of OSX,
> according to some, and the Gnome interface is just plain better.  But
> no one stops to think that the Gnome interface is based completely on
> 16 years or so of Windows UIs...  KDE is the same way... in fact, I
> STOPPED running a KDE desktop way back when because it was just TOO
> Windows like... :/

Technically, Gnome is supposed to be flexible so you can pretty much
make it look like whatever you want it to look like.  Which is why
stock Gnome looks like the Windows UI but the Ubuntu implementation is
more Mac OS X-like with the menus at the top left of the screen.  In
fact, some distros remove the bottom panel with the application task
bar and put Gnome Do in its place.

> If distros were to take EVERY UI complaint at face value, there would
> be NO UI at all... just a blank screen, and someone would still want
> to complain about that ;-)

LMAO!  The sad part is you're absolutely right.  Guess you can't
please everybody all of the time.

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