[ubuntu-uk] natty with unity

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Jan 13 23:13:16 UTC 2011

On 13 January 2011 23:04, Tyler J. Wagner <tyler at tolaris.com> wrote:
> I'm running 10.04 now, but will be moving to Mint as of natty.

You know Natty ships with both Unity _and_ the "classic" GNOME desktop
that you are used to in 10.04?

> I'm worried that Unity is one case of Ubuntu pushing design in the wrong
> direction for the workstation. It's great for netbooks, once they get
> the basics like "can add icons to the left menu" sorted.

It's certainly a bold step.

> But for my
> 1680x1050 laptop, where I run multiple terminals side by side and often
> run VMs, it's not even an option to use a netbook interface. If I have
> to change the UI, I'd much rather have Gnome Shell than Unity.

You say that as if Unity doesn't allow you to have multiple terminals
side by side, or run VMs, which it can.

> Or, I was just really, really burned by KDE 4, and have become a bit
> conservative about major shifts on the desktop.

Yet you're willing to switch the entire distribution based on your
assumptions about Unity? :)


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