Ubuntu usability is significantly decreased with Unity

Jo-Erlend Schinstad joerlend.schinstad at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 19:18:30 UTC 2011

Den 31. des. 2011 19:45, skrev Kevin Hunter:
> As I mentioned earlier, I haven't yet moved from 10.10, and thus any 
> questions I have on this front are not properly researched before 
> asking ... that said, this is the first I've been aware of "loads of 
> other shells".  Do you mean the various Gnome2, XFCE, LXDE, Unity 2d, 
> etc?  Or is this referencing something else?

Well, the other desktop environments also use other shells. For 
instance, what we used in earlier versions of Ubuntu is called Gnome 
Panel. We have Unity, Unity 2D, Gnome Shell, Lxpanel (from LXDE), 
Xfce4-panel (from Xfce), Avant Window Navigator, Cairo dock, Plasma 
stuff from KDE, Enlightenment... There are many.

Desktop environments contain a lot more than just the shell. But most 
shells can be used in most environments. For instance, there's nothing 
wrong with using Xfces panel in Gnome 3.

Jo-Erlend Schinstad

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