[ubuntu-uk] natty with unity

John Levin technolalia at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 22:29:36 UTC 2011

On 13/01/2011 21:11, alan c wrote:
> On 13/01/11 19:47, gazz wrote:
>> About to write something for a VCS ICT mag about Ubuntu so thought I'd
>> have a look at Natty - umm, not a big fan of Unity, ugly and
>> ridiculously limited - wot, can't add stuff to the panel - what's the
>> one at the top actually doing besides wasting space and telling me the
>> time and that' I'm networked? Can't add move a panel? Hmmm.
>> I'll concede that it might work well for people who want their puters to
>> be toasters but please God don't stop offering GNOME shell alternative!
>> Paula
> I know what you mean, at present anyway. I note that the session can be
> set to 'classic gnome' though......
> The more I have thought about it, the more I come to believe that the
> people who I help to take refuge away from Windows, would very much
> welcome running a 'toaster', even though it would not be my own personal
> choice. I do not use a Mac but isn't a Mac a lot more 'toaster' like
> than Windows?
> Ubuntu has got a lot going in the right direction and I can easily give
> the benefit of the doubt to a somewhat radical direction. Fingers crossed.

Personally, I've found - due to using a netbook - that not having a 
classical desktop is a real boon. Perhaps it just makes me tidier, not 
having miscellaneous files dumped in front of me.


John Levin
johnlevin at joindiaspora.com

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