Ubuntu switching to Unity Desktop

Antoine Thomas ttoine at ttoine.net
Thu Oct 28 13:28:51 BST 2010

2010/10/28 mark <mark at aktivix.org>

> On Wed, 2010-10-27 at 12:12 -0500, Brian David wrote:
> > Holstein just posted this on IRC.  It's worth re-posting to the list:
> >
> >
> http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Ubuntu-1104-to-switch-to-Unity-desktop/?kc=rss
> >
> > Thoughts?
> If we're no longer tied to gnome, that's excellent news. We can finally
> say goodbye to pulseaudio.
> It means saying googbye to Totem, etc... but maybe it would be possible to
solve that by packaging the gstreamer-jack plugin.

> As this opens up an opportunity for a new choice of desktop environment,
> how about choosing something more suitable for our intended use cases,
> e.g. Xfce? It's been a great success in PureDyne, for example, which
> I've used successfully on far more systems than UbubtuStudio.
> Perhaps the good solution is now to use Xubuntu as a base for Ubuntu Studio
? On the french portal http://linuxmao.org , they use Xubuntu as a base, and
some common documentations on how to setup Vanilla Ubuntu for multimedia
production, merged in a howto "setup Xubuntu for multimedia production". I
have well contributed to that howto. And most users feedback is good, they
are happy with it, allowing them to produce their stuff on old or light


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