[rescue] [geeks] Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying
lproven at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 03:43:21 CST 2016
On 5 December 2016 at 16:34, John Hudak <jjhudak at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
If you just place the OS X Dock on the left hand side of the screen,
as I always do, it is virtually identical to Unity!
 Dock = Launcher == Combined app launcher/window manager.
* Icons always present; an indicator shows if they're running.
Reorderable, can be added/removed. Right click for locking & other
* New filer window icon at the top
* Apps beneath that
* Documents, downloads etc. at the bottom
* Last icon == trash can
 Window controls in same position.
 Global menu bar at the top. App name first, then the app menus.
Widgets etc. at the right hand end.
 Combined system menu thing with About, Updates, System prefs --
same functions, but at right not left.
They are as close as Cinnamon is to Windows Vista/7. It is basically
> 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.
I find that very strange. Examples?
> 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.
I started using it on a Pentium M with 1GB RAM and no hardware OpenGL.
That wasn't good. But on a 2GB system with hardware 3D, it's OK. With
3-4GB or more, it flies. Any decent PC newer than about 2007-2008
should be fine. I don't own any PCs newer than that and my Mac is from
2011. Unity feels quicker than native OS X on the Mac.
> Suffice to say, was not my favorite.
Yes, I think we got that!
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