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You could not create that desktop shortcut in Unity, am I right? wink.gif

You do realise that Unity is just a shell for Gnome 3. You can install Alacarte (Main Menu editor) just like in the old days of Gnome 2 and old versions of Ubuntu. I always disable the desktop icons, but as far as I now you can drag & drop icons from Unity Dash to the launcher and desktop.

I've also stumbled upon this guide: How To Create Desktop Launchers From Right Click Context Menu in Ubuntu 11.10

I've personally love Unity (even if it have some bugs) and 12.04 (the next release of Ubuntu in April) will make it even better. I can't think about going back to Gnome 2 (it would be such a pain) and I use 21 inch 1920x1080 monitor. I'm using the version from Unity Staging PPA (5.0.0~+bzr - that's only for testing purposes) and it's snappier than the earlier iterations (and it didn't introduce new bugs for me).
post #32 of 36
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*snip*I always disable the desktop icons, but as far as I now you can drag & drop icons from Unity Dash to the launcher and desktop.*snip*

You can. Which I mentioned in my last post And same when I used to use floating WM's/DE's I would always disable desktop icons. They're hideous imo.
post #33 of 36
i both installed xubuntu 11.10 and mint 12 last night. Really they are very similar, debian based, easy point and click installer. To me they're both kind of unremarkable.. nothing really stood out in either of them.

Basically I would say if you want the gnome desktop, go with mint. If you want the xfce desktop, go with xubuntu. Both are fairly well polished and should be fine for any normal user. I wouldn't really consider kubuntu or ubuntu, as they both probably suck a lot more ... but i'll be testing them out also.

I also installed fedora 16 and that seemed to be even nicer than mint (in the 3 minutes I've spent using each so far). So I would add that to your gnome list of things to consider. And then there is debian 6 as well. hard to say. You pretty much have to take them for a semi-long test drive and just figure out which one has the right feel and makes _you the most comfortable.

In general though, all distros are more similar than they are different.
Edited by lloyd mcclendon - 1/18/12 at 12:10pm
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i both installed xubuntu 11.10 and mint 12 last night. Really they are very similar, debian based, easy point and click installer. To me they're both kind of unremarkable.. nothing really stood out in either of them.
Basically I would say if you want the gnome desktop, go with mint. If you want the xfce desktop, go with xubuntu. Both are fairly well polished and should be fine for any normal user. I wouldn't really consider kubuntu or ubuntu, as they both probably suck a lot more ... but i'll be testing them out also.
I also installed fedora 16 and that seemed to be even nicer than mint (in the 3 minutes I've spent using each so far). So I would add that to your gnome list of things to consider. And then there is debian 6 as well. hard to say. You pretty much have to take them for a semi-long test drive and just figure out which one has the right feel and makes _you the most comfortable.
In general though, all distros are more similar than they are different.

You cant say Xubuntu is good and Ubuntu and Kubuntu suck. Ubuntu is Ubuntu. All you're doing is installing with different default Desktop Environments. Which you don't really have to re-install to do. Just install one and install/change the Desktop Environment from within that install.
post #35 of 36
yes i can. i just did.

unity sucks
kde sucks
xfce is decent.

the iso brings one of those three up by default. Sure i can do a dpkg --purge and an apt-get install kubuntu-desktop, but the average noob downloading the iso has no idea about any of that. Therefore, from that perspective ubuntu sucks, kubuntu sucks, xubuntu is decent.
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yes i can. i just did.
unity sucks
kde sucks
xfce is decent.
the iso brings one of those three up by default. Sure i can do a dpkg --purge and an apt-get install kubuntu-desktop, but the average noob downloading the iso has no idea about any of that. Therefore, from that perspective ubuntu sucks, kubuntu sucks, xubuntu is decent.

Ubuntu is Ubuntu. Plain and simple. If you're going to be using something you're going to have to learn how to use it. There's no need for dpkg --purge, if you'r ejust testing install the other DE's over top of each other, doesn't hurt you having more than one installed. And anyone getting into Ubuntu should at least know how to apt-get, oh but wait, Ubuntu has a GUI for downloading software, no need to terminal commands. Just made the whole process easier for 'noobs' as you put it.

Oh and you do know if you disable Unity in 'Ubuntu' you get gnome 2 back? Just a heads up.
Edited by Shrak - 1/18/12 at 12:29pm
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