Originally Posted by Monocog007
I'm still sad they don't offer a different GUI upon installation. I can't stand the unity desktop. it reminds me too much of mobile operating systems.
Same, but there's the KDE, xfce, etc versions to get as well.
Originally Posted by blenton
"Avoid the pain
of Windows 8."
A pointless slogan if there ever was one.
I don't think people complaining about UI changes in Windows 8 are going to find Unity and Dash that much more appealing.
Also, people who have issues with cloud integration in W8 aren't likely to take up an operating system that's focused even more
on cloud integration.
To be fair on the cloud part, I'd trust Canonical a hell of a lot more than Microsoft. (Not that I really trust either)
Originally Posted by Shrak
Originally Posted by Warmonger
I don't mind the GUI too much. The only thing I hate about it is how the menu is always moved up into the top bar. So when I compile multi-platform software, I have to add an extra check if the OS is using Unity to avoid odd sized forms. Since most other distros use Gnome3 and have the menu bar in the application itself (Canonical is trying to be like Apple).
That's because everyone was installing the GlobalMenu plugin with Gnome2 and requesting for an actual one at the time. So Caonical made their own version, lol.
But I agree, Gnome 2 was my favorite. Ever since it was deprecated in Arch I started using DWM and honestly can't go back to floating window managers, they just annoy me so much and feel weird to use.
I've been going between Openbox and MATE on my Arch laptop.
Originally Posted by Shrak
Originally Posted by Nocturin
elaborate please. I remember you recommending arch to me before, if it's debian (ubuntu is debian right?) based and I don't have to learn a bunch of new CLI commands I might want to play with it.
I'm assuming it's functional?
Arch is Arch, it's not based on another distro. The structure/philosophy is loosely related to BSD, without being a copy more so like Gentoo is ( kinda ).
CLI is used a bit more in Arch but it's a lot easier than most think
Aside from the basic mv/cp/mkdir commands you have the package manager Pacman, which is so simple an idiot can use it. But it is more centered around the power user, so CLI is needed. Easy enough to learn the basics within a day or so of messing about. There are a few that the wiki or guides will tell you, but most aren't ever needed except during installation, or specific tasks ( not every day tasks ). And once you get the system the way you like it, setup with GUI and all, you rarely have to touch the command line if you don't want to, aside from updating which is a simple " pacman -Syu ", and some yes/no options and done. All pretty much outlined in the guide I made a while back
And Arch's wiki is pretty much unbeatable as an information center. So much so a lot of Ubuntu's and other wiki's have a lot of information pretty much copy/pasted from it ( with slight changes when needed ).
Yep, Arch has the best documentation of any Linux distro, period.
Originally Posted by Domino
I'm on 8 and ubuntu has only given me a headache over the years. Games run smoother too, overall exerpeince is faster than 7.
I've never noticed that on my tests with 8?
I did notice it going from XP to Vista though, I had lower FPS but games were a hell of a lot less choppy on Vista.
Originally Posted by S.M.
I love Unity. Much much quicker and intuitive to use than Metro, Xfce, even the windows 7 start menu.
People hate it because it's the cool thing to pretend you dislike. Linux hipsters, like hipster squared.
Metro on the other hand, soo many mouse clicks.
That argument is crap with Metro and it's crap with Unity, you do realize that GUIs are completely subjective things and what works for me won't work for you which won't work for Shrak? And before you ask, no, I hate tight jeans with a passion.