[ubuntu-uk] What does this remind you of

mac ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk
Sat Mar 3 12:20:17 UTC 2012

On 3 Mar 2012, at 11:30, Bruno Girin <brunogirin at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...Both Unity and Metro are bold changes to the way you use your computer and raise the risk of severe backlash from users who were used to something different.

Nothing against it as an *option* in a routine 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade.
But blaming users for having an established workflow simply doesn't wash. To quote Andrew, "inserting [it] into our everyday workflows causes many more context switches (modal switches, in the jargon) than we need. If you're not on a touch device, there's lots of pain for very little gain... Microsoft [and Ubuntu] should remember computers are the things getting between us and what we want to do, and making Metro [Unity] - something so inappropriate for non-touch users - mandatory is completely unnecessary."

Of course, if I'll get an option during my routine upgrade 10.04 to 12.04 to install a standard desktop-computing UI, I'll be entirely happy, as I don't particularly want the faff of a new install of Xubuntu or Debian.

However, I'm assuming that the routine upgrade will just install Unity.  But if I've misunderstood, and I'll be able to choose a different UI, I withdraw my objections. 

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