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Monthly Archives: August 2011

I would say that the decision between the two is quite labored but easy. As much as a loyal fan I have been because of Ubuntu’s “simplicity” I would have to say I’m siding with Fedora 15. The main rift between the two is caused by their interface management. The simplicity has gone too far in Ubuntu and lacks stability. Personally, as a seasoned Linux guy, I would go with Fedora 15, if not for the more power user friendly(if you can call it that) features, then for the GNOME 3 interface which, although is still nasty, is more stable and feels more powerful than Unity.

GNOME 3 and Unity, two players on the field… Two players who are almost matched. I won’t say GNOME 3 is as bad as Unity. Now, I’m all for simplicity but none for dumbing down. Seriously, the search for administrative utilities in Ubuntu 11.04 felt like a treasure hunt. Fedora 15 went just as well. I suppose major distros are attempting to aim more for the Linux newcomer. However, I can’t tell whether it is how used to GNOME 2 that I am or whether the “simpler” interfaces are harder to use. Where did my easy to access applications and system menus go? A good tip for all the distro producers out there from us power users and casual but seasoned linux fans, either scrap Unity and GNOME 3 or at least give us an easy option to go without.

Unity unity unity… The bringing of multiple entities into one simple piece. Sounds like a good idea. Unity rings well with simplicity and ease of use. Unity sounds powerful and makes you feel like all your troubles will melt away… NOT.
Every major distro lately seems to have some variation of this unity interface which Ubuntu 11.04 uses. Pumped about getting 11.04 I counted down the days until the official release on my little calendar like the good little Ubuntu user that I am. I downloaded the new distro a bit late and expecting maybe a… faster startup time… or maybe… more stability.. no.. there it was.. This THING where all of my favorite gnome setup had been. Sticky and crashing more than gnome ever thought about, UNITY had destroyed all of me hopes for the new Ubuntu release. I guess expecting mixed reviews Canonical decided they would still keep that “classic” look as safety. Honestly, they should change Unity from default interface to “not at all” interface.. Seriously guys. I love Ubuntu. Unity has wrecked my dreams of Ubuntu heaven. Hopefully, in spite of terrible reviews,  Canonical will remove Unity on the 11.10 release. If that’s the only thing they did, it would be better than continuing with the sick feeling of Unity.

How to remove Unity (it’s simple really)