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I've already fallen in love with XFCE...couldn't use GNOME Shell, I actually really like Unity and KDE though, but XFCE remains my favorite.
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What's with everyone and docks? If Kmixer didn't commit suicide when I delete the taskbar in KDE I would never have a dock/taskbar. What's the point when you can hot key straight into Krunner or in other DEs the run commands and actually have a program launch a few letters into the name after hitting enter?
     
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The biggest drawback for Unity to me has been the multi-monitor support. The dash menu, the dock, global menu, all those things actually did not bother me, and I rather liked them to be honest. It was the little things tho that annoyed me, Like being in a full screen video in say vlc or smplayer, and went to go work on the second monitor, the global menu/dock would over lay onto the video or it would knock the video out of full screen. Or how some programs when minimized would just disappaer they wouldn't be in the dock or the system tray.
IIRC the multi-monitor issues are Gnome 3's fault, since Unity is essentially just another shell for Gnome 3. That's how I remember it, at least. Either way, Gnome 3 multi-monitor support is crap and there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in fixing it and garble garble ranty rant am I good at staying on topic.

Anyway, I hope this turns out great. Anyone know if this will come with Fedora 17? I used Gnome 3 for Fedora 15, but after that experience and in general the direction Gnome is heading I don't think I'll be using it for a while. I've been using KDE and quite like it, but I still find it quite sluggish and even glitchy at times (though most bugs that pestered me for the first month or so after installing F16 seem to have vanished with updates).
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IIRC the multi-monitor issues are Gnome 3's fault, since Unity is essentially just another shell for Gnome 3. That's how I remember it, at least. Either way, Gnome 3 multi-monitor support is crap and there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in fixing it and garble garble ranty rant am I good at staying on topic.
Anyway, I hope this turns out great. Anyone know if this will come with Fedora 17? I used Gnome 3 for Fedora 15, but after that experience and in general the direction Gnome is heading I don't think I'll be using it for a while. I've been using KDE and quite like it, but I still find it quite sluggish and even glitchy at times (though most bugs that pestered me for the first month or so after installing F16 seem to have vanished with updates).


 

yeah gnome shell had a problem in the first version of itself, 3.0. It was actual an easy fix, just went in and edited a .js file (sorta like how to disable the hot-corner), to get it to disable the "activities" bar across both monitors. That was actual a bug, and they fixed that with the release of 3.1 shell. Unity's problem for multi-monitor seems to stem from the fact, it really doesn't know what to do with itself yet and global menu's, its a good idea they want to give you back screen realestate, but that bar should auto hide, when i'm not using it,or I should have the ability to kill it if i so desire :) hopefully these settings they are promising for 12.04 are actually useful, cause unity isn't all that horrible.

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Maybe I'm strange, but I love releases where there aren't a lot of features added (like KDE 4.8).

This means that effort was instead spent making the core of the UI better and fixing lots of bugs.
KDE is my favorite DE. It gets better every release.
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