[colug-432] More Centos^WUbuntu

Neal Dias roman at ensecure.org
Tue Dec 20 17:03:05 EST 2011

Disgusted with Gnome 3 on Fedora 15 (wtf, I can't minimize a window?
wtf did all the menu's go? WTF?!), and hearing about the issues with
Unity, I'm back to Ubuntu 10 LTS. I don't rearrange my physical
desktop every six months, nor would I appreciate coming home to find
the pull handles and knobs had been replaced on all my desk drawers
and my toolbox all rearranged. WTF do I want that same thing to happen
to my "virtual" desktop?

With Ubuntu LTS 10, all my desktop "stuff" is where I expect it to be,
I haven't had to fight with firefox/java/flash issues since Fedora was
chucked, I can use my multiple monitors with compiz (yes, I actually
use the cube for it's functionality. Besides, I keep a "cheat sheet"
as the graphic for the top of the cube, great for quick brain jolts),
and things still work as I expect.

That's what I'm looking for out of a desktop; functionality "as I've
become accustomed to it" not changed to suit the whim of the ever
finicky and innovation hungry community. (I'm starting to wonder which
community we're referring to, the developers community, or the users,
the distinction is becoming more and more prevalent).


On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 4:46 PM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM, Eric Floehr <eric at intellovations.com> wrote:
>> Seems like everyone is designing UI's for < 10" single touch screens and
>> then shoehorning them to desktops as if they were afterthoughts.
> So it would seem to me as well.
>> Last I checked (11.04) Unity didn't work on my multi-monitor desktop setup.
> I tried Unity on 11.04 for a couple of weeks on my desktop setup
> (1280x800 laptop screen plus a 1920x1080 LCD in portrait mode)...
> Clearly the designers of Unity didn't conceive of such an arrangement.
> I will abandon the distro before I try Unity again.
> -ethan
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