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  • Ubuntu 17.10 Begins Transition To GNOME Shell Desktop By Default

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 17.10 Begins Transition To GNOME Shell Desktop By Default

    Those downloading the very latest Ubuntu desktop ISO of 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" for testing will find that it now boots to the GNOME Shell desktop and also provides an option for running GNOME on Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...0-GNOME-Switch

  • #2
    No! Compiz can't die.

    You can't beat perfected desktop consistency that Unity7 gives, global menu, dash HUD, unified notification/OSD, audioplayer/IM integration. There's bunch of patches applied to many packages to give consistent look/behavior among apps, it will suck to see this go away once gnome3 arrives.

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    • #3
      Relax. That's only a team Ubuntu patch or GNOME extension away. Unity was nothing more than Ubuntu tweaked GNOME anyways. As team Ubuntu said they are going to offer "
      as close as possible" vanilla GNOME. But there is some wiggle room is "as close"

      Besides...if the standard Linux desktop worldwide is not to your taste you have a plethora of hobbyist DE's to choose. That's what makes Linux and Open Source great.

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      • #4
        Sigh, I was only 1 or 2 more years from learning to love Unity! LOL Seriously, Gnome is cool but I have really found MATE to be all I need. Why do I think Ubuntu finally caved in and woke up to people hating Unity? Maybe several years of Linux Mint beating them on Distrowatch. You can't shove garbage down people's throats.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ronshere View Post
          Sigh, I was only 1 or 2 more years from learning to love Unity! LOL Seriously, Gnome is cool but I have really found MATE to be all I need. Why do I think Ubuntu finally caved in and woke up to people hating Unity? Maybe several years of Linux Mint beating them on Distrowatch. You can't shove garbage down people's throats.
          Unity 8 was tied to Mir, which was tied to their whole mobile convergence concept. When they decided to pull the funding for that, Unity 8 was dead.

          Unity 7, on the other hand, is tied to X. It basically needs a complete rewrite to work with Wayland (which is what 8 was supposed to do, but then Mir happened).

          It's a little disappointing Unity is going away, but they've clearly decided to go with something ready to move forward with Wayland in the near future rather than sink a lot more time and money trying to port Unity again.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ronshere View Post
            Sigh, I was only 1 or 2 more years from learning to love Unity! LOL Seriously, Gnome is cool but I have really found MATE to be all I need. Why do I think Ubuntu finally caved in and woke up to people hating Unity? Maybe several years of Linux Mint beating them on Distrowatch. You can't shove garbage down people's throats.
            MATE is great and I just hope it gets wayland support soon. Though I guess it's really not too big of a hurry because I imagine wayland won't be considered standard for linux applications until like 2020.

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            • #7
              At Canonical they think packages they compiled (from source others wrote) are their property. This alone should make ppl boycot Ubuntu.

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              • #8
                Sigh, I actually was starting to enjoy Unity ...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jumbotron View Post
                  Relax. That's only a team Ubuntu patch or GNOME extension away. Unity was nothing more than Ubuntu tweaked GNOME anyways. As team Ubuntu said they are going to offer "
                  as close as possible" vanilla GNOME. But there is some wiggle room is "as close"

                  Besides...if the standard Linux desktop worldwide is not to your taste you have a plethora of hobbyist DE's to choose. That's what makes Linux and Open Source great.
                  I feel like they should have a "Dash to Dock" like extension as default, to at least make it not too irking to those coming over from Unity.

                  Honestly, if I could have only one extension, it would be dash to dock.

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                  • #10
                    What's dash to dock? I haven't seen that in my xfce.

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