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  • Unity fail or not

    From Neoskai@VERT/EWBBS to All on Tue Jun 11 14:35:19 2013
    Ok am i the one to think that ubuntu never went to Unity i was happy with GNOME and kind of miss the fun of messing with it as i tend to mess it up in 9.10


    i am one of them guys who thinks its ok but feels like mac osx or windows in a way but then this is me
    Wolfshark :3


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  • From h7@VERT/PHARCYDE to Neoskai on Wed Jun 12 13:23:19 2013
    Re: Unity fail or not
    By: Neoskai to All on Tue Jun 11 2013 02:35 pm

    Ok am i the one to think that ubuntu never went to Unity i was happy with GNOME and kind of miss the fun of messing with it as i tend to mess it up in 9.10

    i hated unity, therefore classic gnome. it takes the pain away almost completely. also you need to configure some screens like maximizing windows automaticly whatnot by using compiz / window manager. that ofcourse it not installed by dfefault.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Neoskai on Wed Jun 12 21:31:53 2013
    Re: Unity fail or not
    By: Neoskai to All on Tue Jun 11 2013 14:35:19

    Ok am i the one to think that ubuntu never went to Unity i was happy with GNOME and kind of miss the fun of messing with it as i tend to mess it up in 9.10

    i am one of them guys who thinks its ok but feels like mac osx or windows in a way but then this is me

    I don't like Unity.. I think it's more cumbersome to use; I prefer the classic Gnome desktop. That's one reason I've gotten to like Mint Linux recently, with its "Cinnamon" desktop, which is based on Gnome 2 (but updated).

    Nightfox

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  • From Rastus@VERT/EWBBS to Neoskai on Fri Jun 28 16:33:53 2013
    Neoskai wrote:

    Ok am i the one to think that ubuntu never went to Unity i was happy with GNOME and kind of miss the fun of messing with it as i tend to mess it up
    in 9.10


    i am one of them guys who thinks its ok but feels like mac osx or windows
    in a way but then this is me
    Wolfshark :3

    I have tried to like Unity.. I really tried.. but just can't get into it..
    but it might be a nice choice for a tablet?? However, I like KDE for my
    local desktop and xfce for remote desktops. I liked gnome 2 but find gnome
    3 a bit lack luster. I like where KDE is going.. with enough machine it handles very well, it has a nice app package, and the eye candy is great.

    Now I'm running the kubuntu distro, but am toying with the idea of switching to Arch when I add more ram and need to switch to 64 bit.

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  • From Mojo@VERT/PLAYMATE to Rastus on Sat Jun 29 09:26:14 2013
    Re: Re: Unity fail or not
    By: Rastus to Neoskai on Fri Jun 28 2013 04:33 pm

    I have tried to like Unity.. I really tried.. but just can't get into it..

    +1. I am not adverse to change. I've tried also on many occasions to use and like this thing as the new way forward, but I end up continously frustrated. I am back to Gnome Fallback until 2017 when this LTS shelf life expires.

    Hopefully something good appears by then.


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  • From Dreamer@VERT/SETXBBS to Rastus on Sat Jun 29 09:43:00 2013
    Rastus wrote to Neoskai <=-

    Neoskai wrote:

    Ok am i the one to think that ubuntu never went to Unity i was happy with GNOME and kind of miss the fun of messing with it as i tend to mess it up
    in 9.10

    i am one of them guys who thinks its ok but feels like mac osx or windows
    in a way but then this is me
    Wolfshark :3

    I have tried to like Unity.. I really tried.. but just can't get into
    it.. but it might be a nice choice for a tablet?? However, I like KDE
    for my local desktop and xfce for remote desktops. I liked gnome 2 but find gnome 3 a bit lack luster. I like where KDE is going.. with enough machine it handles very well, it has a nice app package, and the eye
    candy is great.

    Now I'm running the kubuntu distro, but am toying with the idea of switching to Arch when I add more ram and need to switch to 64 bit.

    Personally, I'm partial to Xubuntu. I love the responsiveness and
    simplicity. Very easy to configure, too. Right now I've got my
    layout to match a Windows layout, with one bar on the bottom holding
    the taskbar, time, systray etc, and the menu on the bottom left.
    Running the Clearlooks scheme. I remember a while back they defaulted
    the window buttons to the opposite side, and I had to manually
    configure the Quit/Minimize/Maximize back to where they had always
    been...not sure if they ever put those back, but I've always had those configured to their "normal" position.

    I'm just oldschool, I guess. I like my desktop simple and the way
    I've been using it since 1995. 'course, in 1995 when I upgraded to
    Windows 95, I figured out how to change my default shell to progman.exe...lol... just takes me a long time to change with the
    times... ;)


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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to RASTUS on Sun Jun 30 02:33:00 2013
    --- RASTUS wrote --
    Neoskai wrote

    I have tried to like Unity.. I really tried.. but just can't get into it.. but it might be a nice choice for a tablet?? However, I like KDE for my local desktop and xfce for remote desktops. I liked gnome 2 but find gnom
    3 a bit lack luster. I like where KDE is going.. with enough machine it handles very well, it has a nice app package, and the eye candy is great

    Now I'm running the kubuntu distro, but am toying with the idea of switchi
    to Arch when I add more ram and need to switch to 64 bit

    I didn't even try. I installed XFCE immediately. It looked really nasty.


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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to MOJO on Sun Jun 30 02:35:00 2013
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    +1. I am not adverse to change. I've tried also on many occasions to use

    I think I fear change. No, maybe I just dislike it. I'm still doing this, 30 years on... after all...

    Change isn't always good. Can I have Office 2003 back please?



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  • From Ragnarok@VERT/DOCKSUD to Mojo on Sun Jun 30 04:37:29 2013
    El 29/06/13 10:26, Mojo escribi├│:
    Re: Re: Unity fail or not
    By: Rastus to Neoskai on Fri Jun 28 2013 04:33 pm

    I have tried to like Unity.. I really tried.. but just can't get into it..

    +1. I am not adverse to change. I've tried also on many occasions to use and
    like this thing as the new way forward, but I end up continously frustrated. I
    am back to Gnome Fallback until 2017 when this LTS shelf life expires.

    Hopefully something good appears by then.


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  • From Folsom@VERT/XBIT to the doctor on Fri Aug 2 21:35:21 2013
    Re: Re: Unity fail or not
    By: the doctor to RASTUS on Sun Jun 30 2013 02:33 am

    --- RASTUS wrote --
    Neoskai wrote

    I have tried to like Unity.. I really tried.. but just can't get into it.. but it might be a nice choice for a tablet?? However, I like KDE for my local desktop and xfce for remote desktops. I liked gnome 2 but find gnom 3 a bit lack luster. I like where KDE is going.. with enough machine it handles very well, it has a nice app package, and the eye candy is great

    Now I'm running the kubuntu distro, but am toying with the idea of switchi to Arch when I add more ram and need to switch to 64 bit

    I didn't even try. I installed XFCE immediately. It looked really nasty.

    I am a new Xfce user, and so far I am happy. I used KDE for the past year, and it was OK, but I wanted something simple. Xfce with the Mofit-slim theme fit the bill perfectly for me. It is a lot like FVWM, but it did not take much to configure.

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  • From Dingo@VERT/ZHARVEK to Mojo on Wed Aug 28 14:56:00 2013
    I have tried to like Unity.. I really tried.. but just can't get i

    +1. I am not adverse to change. I've tried also on many occasions t
    d up continously frustrated. I
    am back to Gnome Fallback until 2017

    I have to say, I was a very early adopter of KDE vs. Gnome around the
    time of Windows 98's release, when KDE looked like a hybrid of "Chose
    your adventure: Mac OS System 7 style, or Windows 95 style, or both!"
    and gnome had this sort of "We look like windows/mac, but we're doing
    our own thing, too, and, we're not even really a window manager, we're
    a suite of many things". I even assisted in authoring GTK-ICQ, because
    we were so gaga over GTK/Gnome and were so pleased when GTK 2.0 was
    released with themes.

    Anyway I ended up in Windowmaker shortly after, stuck with it for a
    long time, and before Gnome and KDE both went to shit by committee, I
    ended up reverting to twm and later cwm -- versions of window managers
    that were originally used in the 1980's! With (gasp!)
    focus-folows-mouse by default.

    Its been nearly 10 years now that I've stuck with that -- other than
    using OSX quite a bit, and although not TERRIBLY happy with it, I'm
    pretty pleased with their most recent "fullscreen" modes, which allows
    me to have my fullscreen, borderless terminals, just like I get with
    cwm, and iTerm gives me the multiple terminals, fullscreen, split
    horizontally or vertically, though, i never learned to use it,
    fullscreen is fine enough so long as I can swap between the tabs easily
    with <cloverleaf>-<left/right>.

    Anyway, its a little sad to see all of the linux/bsd mailing
    list/discussion forums just littered with complains and griefs about
    the directions gnome and kde has gone. I feel like it has distracted an accumulated hundreds of thousands of hours of productivity from people
    who wanted more to their computer than figuring out how to customize
    their window manager to just manage their god damned windows without
    being so difficult -- or changing or breaking those customizations
    every 6 months.

    Window management really isn't all that hard.... at least apple, even
    though I disagree with their color-based icons for changing window size
    to maximum/minimum/whatever-it-actually-does-with-itunes, at least its
    been that way since the early 90's and its still that way today. My
    last job had us using Windows 8 and the Metro interface confused the
    hell out of me and cost me a lot of frustration and effort to find my
    way around that I really would have rather spent getting work done D:

    Why must they keep changing it? Is managing windows really so hard? Who actually *wants* one window partially obscured and covered by another?
    isn't -everything-is-fullscreen- really what we've always wanted, ala
    the iOS devices and such? When you end up getting a 27" monitor, don't
    you really just wish you had two seperate 19" monitors instead?
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