Or you could just install GNOME shell..
Originally Posted by Khudsa
After reading http://ebb.org/bkuhn/blog/2010/10/17...admits-it.html I'm convinced that this move is solely because Canonical own full copyrights to Unity and can license it to OEMs in order to allow them to create proprietary variants (eg. unchangeable branding, forced ads, or so).
Originally Posted by cl333r
I doubt that Canonical on its own can produce a better shell than the entire GNOME community.
Will there be no option for people who like Ubuntu/Gnome the way it is. Or will we all be forced to accept the desktops of the "future"?
That could end up more difficult than it sounds. Canonical adopted new notification specs that Shell does not support. What if Canonical patches the GNOME apps in a way that they only send notifications using the new format? Users who opt for Shell would end up using a crippled environment.
Originally Posted by DanL
Using a different distribution altogether would be a way to avoid that.
(Disclaimer: This is obviously pure speculation as no one has seen 11.04)
they dont. their patches enable the use of their notification system if available - if not it falls back to gnome default.
Originally Posted by KAMiKAZOW
If you dont want the ubuntu notifications you can simply replace their daemon with the default.
Then let's hope it stays that way.
Originally Posted by madman2k
it will be compiz instead of mutter for unity:
The day Suse uses apt with deb packages and get based on Debian, then I might use it, and I don't think I'm the only one to think like that. Until then, no dice.
Originally Posted by Ragas
I was considering at least trying Gnome Shell before deciding switching distros, but there's not even that option left. Time to go back to plain Debian, since even if I could easily revert to a normal desktop with Ubuntu or get used to Gnome Shell, I still wouldn't be using the supported desktop, and then no point in contributing any more (and thus no advantage over plain Debian and its schizophrenic development practices).
Unity is a monstrosity, even if they made it usable for 11.04 it still wouldn't be archaic while not as elegant and simple as WindowMaker (or any 10 years old NextStep clone).
And why would .deb be better than RPM?
Originally Posted by miles
Why is apt better than zypper?
Why should openSUSE become yet another immature Debian Unstable snapshot distro?
deb eat rpm on breakfast
mandriva have other format than fedora etc.. not compatible, both rpm.
i love gnome DE and debian packages, nothing force me to move
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