I would much appreciate to be warned...

M.R. makrober at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 17:22:59 UTC 2012

On 03/13/2012 03:12 PM, Liam Proven wrote:

Thanks for your comments Liam;

> Macs have been like that since 1984. I'm guessing you've not got any
> Mac experience? :¬)

Au contraire; when I abandoned MS Windows ("Vista refugee"; XP was the
last version I used) I used a Mac for a couple of years. There were
many reasons why I finally switched to Linux, but this illogical oddity
of application menus dismembered from their native window was certainly
on the upper half of the list.

> ... and it saves a fair amount of screen space on small
> monitors, such as netbooks, or even modern low-end cheap laptops...

For me, Linux is for desktop computers. (Mine has two very large
monitors ;). I have absolutely no intention of "getting used" to
something that is obviously tailored to an environment so completely
different from the one I use (if that's what is at the hart of this
quandary). Should I? If yes, why?

> There were for previous Unity releases. I don't know if those fixes
> will work in Precise, though. I see someone else has given you a
> pointer to this.

That seems to work with no problems detected so far. If it did not, I
would have abandoned my explorations of 12.04 beta right now and stay
with 10.04 (which serves me very well) until I could devote some time
to exploring other Linux variants.

If there is any doubt that for some reason or another this is not
likely to work in the final 12.04 distribution or that it could result
in some undesired consequences during it's life-cycle I would much
appreciate to be warned (by Ubuntu packagers?) now. I believe this
to be a reasonable expectation on my part.

(my uneasy feelings about 12.04 persist... :)


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