dc: Me, in a pub.  (Dematerialisation circuit)
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The other day I was saying how much I was not impressed by Unity, the desktop Canonical are planning to replace Gnome with. I have switched the small shiny box back to Gnome because Unity was just making getting anything done too fiddly. It also makes keeping track of what is going on more difficult than it should be, and is some ways is just less usable. You can't even set the clock on the panel — I say panel, but it isn't really a panel any more — to display in 24 hour format. If Ubuntu goes off on the Unity road, I think I won't be going with it.

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Date: 2011-04-15 09:28 am (UTC)
crazyscot: Selfie, with C, in front of an alpine lake (Default)
From: [personal profile] crazyscot
Unity is proving quite controversial - see e.g. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/sounder/2011-March/016007.html et seq. For at least the time being (meaning Natty - who knows what's happening after that), the gnome desktop remains an option at login ("Classic" session type). As it's built on the Gnome stack, even if ubuntu was to drop the gnome desktop in future, it'll surely remain trivially available.

As at least one person on that list said, I'm not passing judgement on Unity until 11.04 is actually released.

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Date: 2011-04-15 09:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexmc.livejournal.com
I'm trying the 1104 beta on a virtual machine under windows. For some reason it thought 12 midday was in fact 00:00 and I spent about five minutes clicking on the clock trying to figure out how to change the time.

But wtf. Move away from Gnome? I say again. wtf. Next you'll be telling me to try KDE...

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Date: 2011-04-15 10:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tanngrisnir.livejournal.com
Not any version later than 3.5...

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