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You know, although many of us are outraged at the direction that ubuntu, gnome 3 and KDE are going, I have to say that I'm glad that these groups are trying to innovate. Look at windows and OSX, it's pretty much the same crap since the beginning of their inception. I'm sure they do this so their users can easily transition to their next release, but where is the innovation? Now look at linux, it has progressed so much more in such a short period of time. Everyone hated KDE 4.0 when it came out, now we are already at 4.6 and it has improved so much, look how far ubuntu has come in a few short years. Linux allows FREEDOM to innovate.
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Yea, I upgraded to Natty Beta 2.. not happy with it.

I'm not a fan of Unity. I'm sure with time, I'll get used to it, but I already miss the Maverick interface.

I have been considering going Kubuntu.. KDE does look kinda decent.
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Yea, I upgraded to Natty Beta 2.. not happy with it.

I'm not a fan of Unity. I'm sure with time, I'll get used to it, but I already miss the Maverick interface.

I have been considering going Kubuntu.. KDE does look kinda decent.
I was impressed by Kubuntu, it took a couple days to get used to the difference compared to gnome, but overall I think it's a well polished distro. Give it a try.
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I've been testing 11.04 Beta 2 for a few hours, and to be honest, and not all that impressed.

The first thing I noticed was how sluggish it is. I know I'm not using the most powerful laptop in the world, but it can handle the most taxing compiz effects simultaneously without a stutter. Yet, with Unity, even just minimising a window, or viewing the workspaces caused a 1 or 2 second delay while the animation happened. Compounding this problem further; I could not find any effect customization options to try and optimise, or even switch off the effects.

Another feature of Unity I didn't get along with is the 'more applications' window. I just find it too much hassle browsing my installed applications, I'd prefer the standard Ubuntu menu bar still residing in the top taskbar.

The application bar was definitely what persuaded me to give Unity a try, and I really do like the concept. I find having the applications on the side of the screen saves space when vertical real estate is somewhat limited. Again, the lack of customisation options annoyed me about this, I couldn't find any options to change the colours, styles or behaviour of the bar.

I understand that Unity is really in its infancy, and this is still a Beta, but I feel that Unity just isn't polished enough for release yet. I will definitely give Unity a try for future distributions, but for now, I'll be moving to LXDE.
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Yea, I upgraded to Natty Beta 2.. not happy with it.

I'm not a fan of Unity. I'm sure with time, I'll get used to it, but I already miss the Maverick interface.

I have been considering going Kubuntu.. KDE does look kinda decent.
I used to use Kubuntu until I tried OpenSUSE. The OpenSUSE KDE experience seems to be much better than Kubuntu where KDE seems to be an afterthought.
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I used to use Kubuntu until I tried OpenSUSE. The OpenSUSE KDE experience seems to be much better than Kubuntu where KDE seems to be an afterthought.
yeah opensuse is really solid with its kde configuration... most distros it really seems kinda bland... but with opensuse it seems very integrated like kde should be

i wont use opensuse though for other reasons
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You know, although many of us are outraged at the direction that ubuntu, gnome 3 and KDE are going, I have to say that I'm glad that these groups are trying to innovate. Look at windows and OSX, it's pretty much the same crap since the beginning of their inception. I'm sure they do this so their users can easily transition to their next release, but where is the innovation? Now look at linux, it has progressed so much more in such a short period of time. Everyone hated KDE 4.0 when it came out, now we are already at 4.6 and it has improved so much, look how far ubuntu has come in a few short years. Linux allows FREEDOM to innovate.
Or perhaps the users of Windows and Mac have grown comfortable with the UI and now all the parent companies are doing is refining and tweaking? People aren't happy with Gnome 3 because its completely different. They are trying to reinvent the wheel. Theres just one problem, the wheel is already round, so whats to reinvent?

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i wont use opensuse though for other reasons
I... yea. That kinda sums it up haha.

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I used to use Kubuntu until I tried OpenSUSE. The OpenSUSE KDE experience seems to be much better than Kubuntu where KDE seems to be an afterthought.
Kubuntu does a better job than a lot of distro's do with their KDE implementation. OpenSuse does do one hell of a good job with their KDE, if i liked making RPM's i would probably have switched to OpenSuse by now, but i can't stand making them so i stick with debian based distro's (right now (k)ubuntu) and its quite easy to make slackpackages and slackbuilds so i use slackware as well (which has probably the second best implementation of KDE imho.)
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Or perhaps the users of Windows and Mac have grown comfortable with the UI and now all the parent companies are doing is refining and tweaking? People aren't happy with Gnome 3 because its completely different. They are trying to reinvent the wheel. Theres just one problem, the wheel is already round, so whats to reinvent?

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+1

Although if you compare Windows 95 to Vista/7, there's a massive difference. In fact, I'd probably rate Vista's as my favourite UI for a decent computer (but Xfce mops the floor with it for a low-power machine, imo!).

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Kubuntu does a better job than a lot of distro's do with their KDE implementation. OpenSuse does do one hell of a good job with their KDE, if i liked making RPM's i would probably have switched to OpenSuse by now, but i can't stand making them so i stick with debian based distro's (right now (k)ubuntu) and its quite easy to make slackpackages and slackbuilds so i use slackware as well (which has probably the second best implementation of KDE imho.)
I actually quite liked Fedora's version of KDE...
Not that I'm the biggest KDE fan though
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