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If anyone is running Ubuntu 11.04 alphas, or have just read up on Unity in general, what are your feelings about it?

I personally have been testing it on a couple of my machines, and my general thought is no. I do not like having it be the default for a full blown desktop. I believe it is simply a launcher made for netbooks that should stay on netbooks. Ubuntu has to be loosing support with this 3D only compiz launcher, as it really isn't made for older hardware any longer (unless you get the unity 2d, which isn't officially supported). I do realize they are keeping Classic Desktop as an option, but that support will eventually stop from my understanding.

Here are some screen shots right off my desktop in sig.



Discuss. Also, feel free to make any corrections of errors I may have in that paragraph. I don't quite have full understanding yet.
Edited by Nburnes - 2/5/11 at 12:36pm
    
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Hmm. Looks like I will download and play around with it in a VM. Or just make a LiveCD.
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I'm not a fan of Unity. It feels a bit... touch screenish...

I am interested in Gnome 3 though, even though they are pretty similar.
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imho when you target your OS to be a mac clone, you are going to become more mac like than traditional linux-like. this is why i've moved away from ubuntu to other distro's.
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I'm not a fan of Unity. It feels a bit... touch screenish...

I am interested in Gnome 3 though, even though they are pretty similar.
Gnome3 interests me as well.
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imho when you target your OS to be a mac clone, you are going to become more mac like than traditional linux-like. this is why i've moved away from ubuntu to other distro's.
All they have been trying to do is become more mac like. Moving the buttons over to the left, implementing this netbook launcher onto everything, etc. This upcoming release is the main reason I am still stuck in my distro hopping phase.
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Quote:
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I'm not a fan of Unity. It feels a bit... touch screenish...

I am interested in Gnome 3 though, even though they are pretty similar.
Gnome3 will be Unity, it's the evolution of Gnome.

As for thoughts about it? It's basically designed for netbooks/touchscreens IMO. I'm pretty sure Windows and OSX is going to follow this design soon too, or at least make it part of the to be released operating systems.

transhour: How is this a Mac clone? Mac is more like having Gnome2 + dock, it's not really going in this direction yet. And yes, I know this because I run 10.6.6 =P and I actually think the linux dock systems are better. LOL They have more features and are easier to customize.
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post #7 of 35
Eugh, looks like crap.

Gnome 3 does too, hopefully I can keep my current gnome style going, I prefer it to anything else I've seen so far...Otherwise its off to xfce4 or KDE4.6 for me.
    
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GNOME Shell on Gnome 3 > Unity any day for me. Even though both are very Mac like. >.>

    
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Isn't Unity just a modified Gnome-Shell? I also don't see how it's "mac" like at all, I guess if you moved the panel at the bottom like a dock it would be the same but the MAC dock is nothing like the linux variants. It's way suckier. lol
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I'll stick to 10 for now, till beta is released so I am not too disappointed.
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