Unity Interface in 10.10 Netbook Edition

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 20:20:43 UTC 2010

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at envygeeks.com> wrote:
> On 10/29/2010 11:14 AM, Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> I have no use for flashy, bouncy, 3D, animated bloat.  What is the deal
>>> with everyone wanting to jump on the bandwagon to make everything look
>>> so garish?  OK, that is a rhetorical question, but this one is not:  Why
>>> is there never an option "keep the same look and feel as the previous
>>> version" of whatever particular package is being "upgraded"?
>> eg: KDE 3.5 won't be maintained anymore...
> Only women, Girly-Men and children use KDE anyways. (You can tell: It's
> got "plaster hello kitty on me" written all over it) :D All joking aside
> though. If they really don't give us to option to drop Unity quite
> easily, I foresee Xbuntu picking up in popularity real quick.

I'm sure that GNOME can be turned into a "girly-men" (whatever that
means) interface. I recently tried the Live DVD of the Ultimate
Edition equivalent of Maverick and found the visual experience
painful. I'm sure that some people love it; it's all a question of
different tastes. I don't like the Ubuntu colors (and am not
interested in spending time customizing my desktop) so I've tried
Mint. The green of its equivalent of Lucid is slightly better than
Lucid. The gray of the RC of its equivalent of Maverick is much more
to my liking; and I might dislike whatever its developers choose for
its equivalent of Natty...

Anyway, from a functional perspective rather than a look perspective,
the more that you use an interface, the more you will like it - and
understand it. I'm sure that if I had to use KDE 4 exclusively for a
few weeks, I'd find it wonderful. At the moment, because I've only
used it intermittently, I find it confusing.

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