[colug-432] CentOS

Bill Baker bill_chris at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 18 18:52:08 EST 2011

The thing I don't like about Unity is that you can only launch 3
programs from the main menu.  If you want to be able to launch more, you
have to figure out how to launch them first and then make them stick on
the side bar.  And there is a "More Programs" submenu, but clicking it
does absolutely nothing.  In fact, none of the 3 top options does
anything.  At least not on my computer.

On 12/18/2011 03:24 PM, Scott Merrill wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Joshua Kramer <joskra42.list at gmail.com> wrote:
>> And now for the contrary point of view...
> That didn't seem particularly contrary!
> I personally don't understand the vitriol. I don't mind using Unity on
> Ubuntu or GNOME 3 on Fedora 16. Yes, they're both different than what
> came before, but neither actively retards usefulness with my
> computers.
> I can launch a browser, and spawn multiple terminal sessions easily
> enough using either current desktop.
> Unity makes using some things a little different, with its global menu
> bar, but this isn't so burdensome an issue as to have me looking for
> alternatives. Having spoken to a number of folks at Canonical, I
> remain hopeful that Unity will mature into a very useful interface
> that works on multiple classes of devices. There is a strong vision
> for where Unity needs to go within Canonical, but as they say: you
> can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.
> http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/31/ubuntu-developer-summit-kicks-off-mark-shuttleworth-shares-plans-for-ubuntu-12-04-and-beyond/
> Long-time users often wail and gnash their teeth when things change.
> Witness the ever-changing audio subsystems, or the X -> x.org
> transition, or other similar sea changes in the history of Linux. Does
> anyone today really miss X11, or Open Sound System, despite how much
> angst the transition to x.org or ALSA might have caused at the time?
> The needs of a Linux desktop for someone like Russ are drastically
> different from the needs of a user like Rick's daughter. The "more
> than one way to do it" mentality that has served the techie-oriented
> Linux community to date is what complicates and hinders wider Linux
> desktop adoption. Everyone thinks their way is the One True Way, and
> everyone else thinks that way sucks.
> Apple was able to set the standard for its users early with OSX, and
> continues to decide what's best for their users in many way. Most
> Apple users find some form of peace with these decisions being made
> for them, or at the least find ways to be productive within the limits
> imposed by Apple's decisions. I can be equally productive with an OSX
> system as with most any Linux system, since the POSIX tools on which I
> rely are all at hand.
> How I launch a terminal isn't terribly important...
> Cheers,
> Scott
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