Unity Interface sucks, Any alternatives

Johnny candj01 at att.net
Mon Jan 2 18:40:52 UTC 2012

I am with you Alain. If you don't like Unity just log in as Gnome. I 
don't like Gnome it takes up to much desktop and I have a 27 inch 
monitor.  Just and old man trying to think.
Happy New Year and God Bless Johnny3
In cold Gainesville Fl it is going to be in the 20's tonight

On 01/02/2012 12:39 PM, Alain Muls wrote:
> On 2 January 2012 13:00,<ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com>  wrote:
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>> Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 05:24:00 -0600
>> From: MirJafar Ali<mirjafarali at gmail.com>
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>> Hello,
>> I just hate Unity interfaces, is there any way to revert back to Old Ununtu
>> interfaces ?
>> I am sorry for using such harsh words, but Unity deserves stronger words.
>> Mir.
> Hi All,
> I followed most of the discussions about how Unity sucks and how that
> everyone is searching to return to the "good old gnome2" interface.
> I do not understand this criticism. I am happy with Ubuntu and its
> Unity interface. I work with dual monitors and the system is just
> plain good.
> Under gnome2 I had a very cluttered interface, since I was piling up
> the upper bar with shortcuts and applets. Also the lower bar was not
> really to my linking since I had to look for the application by
> reading names. When I had several terminals open, I either made them
> come together in 1 place, but I usually had to click on several
> terminals to get to the right one.
> When I switched to Unity, well, at first I had to get used to it. What
> I did was checking out the shortcuts which are really a time saver,
> also much quicker than in gnome2.
> Several terminals (or for that matter any other program) are handily
> indicated by little triangles next to its icon. Clicking twice on it
> will visually display them allowing me to pick out the one I need now.
> Also the file lens is very handy. At first it is not really good in
> showing what you need, but the more you use it, the better it is in
> displaying what you need. I do not know what mechanism is behind it,
> but I like it now and use it mainly for looking up files in stead of
> browsing through nautilus. I also feel that the lenses are getting
> better and soon there will be different helpful lenses available.
> I tried mint with its MGSE all installed. Well going through the
> hierarchical menu gave me a feeling of past times.
> In stead of complaining after a couple of hours (or minutes) of usage,
> try to stick with it for 30 days. Then, and only then, make your
> judgement.
> Gnome 2 is dead, go for Gnome 3 and select your shell (either Gnome
> shell or Unity), or just leave the gnome desktop and do not start a
> flame war.
> It is usually those who do not like something that will complain,
> those who like it are the silent ones (perhaps majority)

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