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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] I hate Unity

From: Ben Hilburn
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] I hate Unity
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:46:01 -0700

N.B.: What follows is obviously all opinion:

I can't stand Unity, and the default settings for Gnome 3 drove me nuts.

If you are willing to put the effort in, you can install a bunch of extensions that will make it at least approach the usability of Gnome 2.

I recommend:

After installing, restart Gnome, and then use the 'Advanced Settings' menu (which is actually a shortcut to the tool Bob mentioned, gnome-tweak-tool) to enable the extensions you want.

I was able to almost achieve what I had in Gnome 2 by doing this - although there are still some annoyances.

I really don't understand why Gnome3 took this giant step backwards, and Canonical took Ubuntu even further backwards with Unity.


On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Vincenzo Pellegrini <address@hidden> wrote:
Just a couple of lines to cast my ballot in favor of Bob's complaint.

I had the same reaction in response to Fedora 15 reception of the Gnome3 thing.
That stuff does move too far away from the power-user-desktop concept I've been enjoying for several years as a developer. 

Also I'm a bit frustrated to have to go after that load of "tweaks" in order to get a freshly installed system usable. 

my best regards to everybody there


2011/10/17 Alexandru Csete <address@hidden>
On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Tom Rondeau <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Robert McGwier <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>> Install gnome-tweak-tools to get advanced settings for gnome to be able to
>> get your favorite settings after you install gnome-shell.
>> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 10:04 AM, Robert McGwier <address@hidden>
>> wrote:
>>> http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2011/10/03/install-gnome-shell-in-ubuntu-11-10/
>>> --
>>> Bob McGwier
>>> Facebook: N4HYBob
>>> ARS: N4HY
> Or do what I did: apt-get install gnome-session-fallback and switch to Gnome
> Classic Mode at the login screen. Removes Unity.
> I haven't heard anyone say a good thing about Unity. It's an awful
> environment to develop under. The first thing I do in Ubuntu now is stop
> using it.
> I'm now shopping around for another Linux distro if they keep going this
> way.
> Tom

On Ubuntu 11.04 I have installed Xfce desktop ( http://www.xfce.org/ )
- it is available via the package manager (or by installing xubuntu
instead of regular ubuntu). It is similar to Gnome 2 and is very


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