[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu - Wrong Direction?

Kris Douglas krisdouglas at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 12:19:44 UTC 2011

On 2 December 2011 10:36, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 2 December 2011 10:27, Kris Douglas <krisdouglas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> [snip]
>> I have found myself leaving the Unity interface, which is completely
>> anti-developer, and moved to XFCE, which is providing me with
>> everything I need and more to cope with my system.
>> I have found that the complete lack of window management for multiple
>> monitors
> Can you explain what is missing in the multiple monitor case?

The fact that you manage all of your windows from one bar. I often
find myself working with over 30 windows open, and managing them all
from an oversized scrolling image list it's not helpful at all.

It's much more logical to have one window list for each screen.

>> and the horrific memory leaks a strong cause for a lot of
>> people not using it.
>> The icon-based window management works great for
>> home users until you open more than one of something, then you have no
>> idea what is what. Finally, I can have my PC on for upwards of 3
>> weeks, it would crash after a few days on Unity, but this machine has
>> been on for about 3 weeks now with no memory or performance problems.
> As a matter of interest did you try Unity-2d to see if the memory and
> crash situation is any better?  I am not suggesting that you should
> have had to use 2d just interested, as I use 2d and currently do not
> experience such issues, though I do not leave it on for weeks at a
> time, admittedly.

I have indeed tried Unity 2D, it was better but after a while I still
experienced massive memory consumption from the X Server.

Regards, Kris Douglas.

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