[rescue] [geeks] Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying
jjhudak at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 09:34:26 CST 2016
"Unity is basically a decent-ish clone of the Mac OS X desktop with
some added features -- e.g. you can open a new window from any
Launcher icon by middle-clicking it, you can see how many instances
are open from the little LED-like indicators next to the icon, and in
a nifty feature lifted from Windows (but which I'd never noticed),
Super+1/2/3/4 etc launched that numbered icon from the launcher. I use
all of these daily"
Hmm, I use OSX (not as a daily driver, but for some of my video editing
work), and I never got the faintest impression that it was OSX-ish. From a
usability standpoint, in Unity desk top, I could never find anything...I
found myself at the CL more than I thought I would. Given that, I went
back to Slack for a bit.
Efficient? - granted I was running on a platform that was lacking (at the
time) reasonable HW resources, but I found when I upgraded to it, the
system did more thrashing.....been a while so I am a little unclear as to
what exactly it did. Suffice to say, was not my favorite.
On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 5:51 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4 December 2016 at 00:31, John Hudak <jjhudak at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I hated Ubuntus klugey/inefficient UI that they touted as the 'next big
> > thing'...so bad, I cant remember what it was called.
> It's called Unity.
> I am not telling you that you're wrong or not entitled to your
> opinion, but it's been my daily-driver desktop since 2011 and I
> personally find it the best Linux desktop out there. It's fast,
> efficient, neat and good-looking. It's not very customisable but good
> enough for me.
> My reaction to GNOME Shell, OTOH, was something similar to what you
> and Dave McGuire describe. When I worked for Red Hat, I lasted about 3
> days with GNOME 3 before switching to Xfce. I find that old-fashioned,
> clunky and a bit plain, but it works and it does the job. It's now my
> go-to desktop on Fedora, Debian and Arch... but then I don't actually
> use any of them routinely. It's Ubuntu all the way, because it causes
> me less hassle than any other distro.
> Unity is basically a decent-ish clone of the Mac OS X desktop with
> some added features -- e.g. you can open a new window from any
> Launcher icon by middle-clicking it, you can see how many instances
> are open from the little LED-like indicators next to the icon, and in
> a nifty feature lifted from Windows (but which I'd never noticed),
> Super+1/2/3/4 etc launched that numbered icon from the launcher. I use
> all of these daily.
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