[ubuntu-uk] Unity launcher ....

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 21:21:48 UTC 2012

I know some find it a bit annoying, but Canonical didn't just decide this.
They spent lots of money testing different behaviours with users with a
range of experience of computers. I believe all the users tested had little
experience of Linux.

Mark Shuttleworth even had to say that the results were the opposite of
what he first thought before the testing.


P.S. Sorry for the brevity, this is typed on my phone.

On Mar 23, 2012 8:17 PM, "Hakan Koseoglu" <hakan at koseoglu.org> wrote:
> On 23 March 2012 19:54, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com>
> > It's policy. The decision was made after usability testing, where users
> > confused when first maximising a window. "where's the launcher gone
> > And because the option was being removed, the decision was also made to
> > remove the code to reduce the maintenance requirements.
> <soap box>
> Treating users as idiots is not a policy, it's a mistake.
> As soon as I find a distribution worth installing everywhere, I'll be
> switching. Mint doesn't cut the mustard. I'm a Kubuntu/Lubuntu user on
> desktop and Ubuntu server  but I don't want to anymore, I don't want
> to have anything with Ubuntu products.
> I know the PR spin, "it's to make new users' life easy" yada yada
> yada. But the new users don't discover Linux all by themselves, in
> most cases someone shows them and I don't want to show and talk about
> Ubuntu to anyone anymore.
> </soap box>
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