lproven at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 16:32:16 UTC 2012
On 24 September 2012 17:09, Jan Litwiński <jlitwinski at vp.pl> wrote:
> I know all about XFCE, Kubuntu but I want to ask your opinion about
As I said:
I like Unity. I find it more elegant & more efficient that GNOME 2.
I use 2 monitors, side-by-side. I have /lots/ of horizontal space
(3200 pixels) but only one-third as much vertically.
So I wanted vertical panels in GNOME. This is easy in Windows and
works well in everything up to Windows 7, where it is a kludge but
It never worked worth a damn in GNOME 2, very badly in KDE and poorly in XFCE.
That is what Unity gives me. It is a poor man's Mac OS X desktop and I
like Mac OS X, so I like it.
When I upgraded to 11.04, it imported all my GNOME app-starter
shortcut icons and placed them in the Launcher.
The file manager is the same, the desktop is the same, the icons and
apps are all the same - that's fine.
Just the panels have been replaced with a menu bar and a "dock". This
suits me fine.
Unity's keyboard controls are better than GNOME 2's, too.
The only thing that is worse is the virtual-desktops icon, which does
not show thumbnail windows. That is the one thing, the only thing,
that I think GNOME 3 Shell does better: virtual desktops. Others like
the overview screen GNOME 3 shows when you hit the Windows key; this
is something Unity could easily copy.
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