[ubuntu-uk] Problem installing

kpb kpb at sohcahtoa.org.uk
Tue May 1 20:48:43 UTC 2012

Hello David and Barry

I'd just say 'give it a try' as well. Unity is actually pretty good with 
a keyboard as well. If you have a screen that is 768px or more high then 
try pressing and holding the Super/Windows key to see the keyboard 

In the Ubuntu 11.10 release, it took me about a week of normal use 
before Unity 'disappeared' into the background like a good interface should.


On 01/05/12 21:21, Barry Drake wrote:
> On 01/05/12 21:13, David Smith wrote:
>> Now without getting drawn in to a huge debate about Unity, I'm going 
>> to see how to disable it tomorrow and have something resembling 
>> 10.10.  But I want to add my two cents.  You wouldn't use a smartcar 
>> to plough a field,  You wouldn't use a tractor for city-driving.  
>> What works on a touchscreen portable device does not work on a 
>> desktop.  Is the Windows 8 Metro UI going to divide MS users as much 
>> as Unity has divided Ubuntu users?
> Could I ask you please to live with it for at least a few days.  
> Everyone reacts like you if they are used to the gnome desktop, but 
> once you are used to it, you'll more than likely want to stay with 
> it.  And yes, the Windows 8 UI is going to go down far worse that 
> Unity because it is designed only for touchscreens.  Unity is great 
> with a mouse as well.
> Regards,        Barry.

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