LXer: Five topnotch replacements for GNOME 3 or Ubuntu Unity
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 27, 2011
Published at LXer:
Youíve heard the talk, the complaints, and the scathing reviews. Both GNOME 3 and Ubuntu Unity have been met with a hailstorm of bad publicity ó so much so that people are turning away from adopting Linux ó at least Linux that uses either of these two desktops. So if you want to switch to Linux but you donít want to use either of these desktops, what can you do? Well, Iíll give you five what-to-doís that will ease the troubled Linux desktop selection.
Ubuntu Unity a bad move? Page 3
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 2, 2011
I'll also have some heavy work ahead, thanks to the fancy new Unity. Personally I don't care much, as long as there are other options in the Linux world, but some folks I know currently use the previous Ubuntu version with Gnome 2, happily unaware of the change that is taking place. That's going to be a problem--I can imagine that only few of them will accept and get to like Unity, the rest probably won't. They're all working people, so "trying out for fun" and "playing around" won't work for long. It's either a complete change of DE--XFCE or KDE probably--or a change of distribution, which could be a big mess, or even worse, change of the whole operating system family, an even bigger mess. Gnome 3 will quite surely be a problem as well, due to its young age and the big changes (to a person not wanting *any* changes to the routines), KDE is already rejected by some of the folks, and Gnome 2 is not really an option in the future. OS X would be, but it's too expensive
Xubuntu vs Kubuntu low fat vs Ubuntu Unity 2d
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 19, 2012
I'm trying to prepare for 12.04 by deciding which flavor to go with. I'd like to stick with one particular interface for several computers and will probably be installing this on 3 or 4 computers with varying specs. The one computer I will be using the most is a netbook with an atom processor, so the thing that matters the most for me is to find a fairly full featured DE which I don't have to spend a ton of time on (imagine tweaking one system then multiply it by 3 or 4) and which doesn't hit GPU or CPU terribly hard. RAM is going to be less noticeable on the system as during normal use for me, I always hit a CPU or GPU bottleneck first on these computers.
I've seen some qualitative assessments out there, but that is very hard to extend to multiple systems with different specs. There is a website that compares the different environments, but that is from 11.04 days before low-fat-settings existed (I think) and seems to suggest that Unity barely touches the CPU which really doesn't s
Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 x Ubuntu (Unity) 12.10 x Windows 8 My experiences
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 24, 2013
Ubuntu GNOME 13.04, my experiences
It's still a daily build, but yeah, very stable and working well. For me, Ubuntu GNOME rocks and I'm loving this work. Everything I wanted = the Ubuntu power + the GNOME3 amazing interface. Everything working flawlessy and blazing fast. I tested UGR 12.10 too, but 13.04 is way faster.
Still no bugs, very good graphics performance and all my apps are working. GNOME 3 is so easy and intuitive, fast and beautiful. You find what you search in seconds, Empathy and Evolution integration are perfect and non-intrusive.
Default icon pack is ok, native apps are fully optimized for GNOME 3 so it looks awesome. Chromium default theme doesn't look good, but with GNOME 3 theme for Chromium you'll get an unified design, beautiful like GNOME 3.
Ubuntu (Unity) 12.10, my experiences
Unity is beautiful, you can find everything with speed and no difficult. Works well but Ubuntu GNOME is faster, at least for me. Window organisation and Unity bar is fine,
Ubuntu Unity a bad move? Page 6
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 29, 2011
in response to what distro are folks moving to?
moving to Opensuse , interested in mint.
Ubuntu seems like it headed away from workstations for serious effort and toward tabletfaire.
Why is Ubuntu unity missing some regular text and folder icons on desktop?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 24, 2013
1) Why is Ubuntu unity missing some regular text and folder icons on desktop? Frustrating! What's frustrating is that it's not missing all regular files and folders, just some. And to drive user crazy, Ubuntu decides to sometimes allow all icons to show up, and sometimes a few are missing with no rhymne or reason! ubuntu 12.04 LTS is updated.
However, I then go into home folder -> desktop, I see all the icons there, all the time. I looked at my work spaces, and it the icons are not hidden there. Stop releasing buggy software.
2) Where does the unbuntu update files go? I'd like to go and remove the downloaded compress files (I'm okay with the update) so that it doesn't take up my SSD. In theory, if ubuntu keep updating and if users don't look for them, wouldn't it keep eating up diskspace?
Ubuntu Unity a bad move?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 25, 2011
I recently ran the Ubuntu upgrade to 11.04 and I find the user-interface to be a big step backwards. I have also read many negative reviews on the Unity UI. It seems to me as if they've copied the worst ideas from Windows 7 and Mac OSX.
Even logging into Ubuntu Classic doesn't really help - yes it's Gnome again, but compared to 10.10 there are just too many rough edges - there are some rendering problems, minor, but enough to make it look decidedly amateur.
Anyway, if Ubuntu insists on pushing Unity then I will switch. I wonder how many others will do the same? Also, I wonder what to switch to - I'm considering Mint in the hope that it doesn't go the same way.
Any others ideas/opinions?
[SOLVED] Ubuntu Unity desktop side menu/top menu gone.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 26, 2011
Hello everyone, I'm brand new to Ubuntu Unity dual booted with Win7. I recently installed compiz and messed with some options regarding Desktop Cube and Desktop Wall, and then somehow the desktop no longer shows any menus/options. Only thing I see is the wallpaper and I can right click and open things that way but I dont have anything else and can't figure out how to bring back the menus.
I tried logging out by doing Ctrl - Alt - L and switching user and selecting the traditional version (assuming its gnome) no luck. Still just a background image.
In other words, its like the Launch menu is invisible.
Update: uninstalled compiz --still just a blank desktop with the wallpaper
I figured it out.
Right clicked desktop -- Create Launcher -- Name: 'Compiz' (without '') Command: /usr/bin/ccsm
Hit enter and open it up and put a checkmark on Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Cheers :P
Commonly Used Sudo Commands for (*)Ubuntu/Unity Crash Recovery
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 1, 2012
I am just carrying this thread over from the now closed Precise thread with hopes of building on it.
Ubuntu Unity keyboard shortcuts
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 26, 2013
I've been customising my shortcuts quite a bit, over the past few months and I often install multiple instances of ubuntu (and other linux oses), so I was wondering whether it is possible to export (and import) keyboard shortcuts?
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