Some questions about the switch to Unity in 11.04

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Oct 28 09:10:48 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-10-28 at 01:51 -0400, Tom H wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:15 AM, Christopher Chan
> <christopher.chan at> wrote:
> > On Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:57 PM, Tom H wrote:
> >> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:25 AM, Anthony Papillion<papillion at>  wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 1. Does running Unity really mean I will not be able to trade out my
> >>> desktops? What happens if I don't like it and want to use XFCE instead?
> >>> Someone said, because of the tight Mutter connection, I won't be able to.
> >>
> >> AFAIK, 11.04'll use compiz not mutter.
> >
> > mutter...I've heard about compiz but mutter...
> AFAIK (again!) mutter's a compositing window manager and is gnome
> shell's version of metacity. It's based on the clutter graphic library
> that Intel developed for its netbook os (name forgotten...), hence, I
> assume, the name.

Ah... but if you could not only twiddle windows around with your fingers
like the guy on the TV weather does, but also rotate the cube, how cool
would that be if you had a touchscreen?? A certified babe magnet, in
airports and bars, for sure. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

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