Matt Murphy on 15 Dec 2011 04:51:35 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] I have had time to consider and may now comfortably hate Unity.

Crunchbang. ÂCheck!

On Wednesday, December 14, 2011, Andrew Craig <> wrote:
> On 12/14/2011 11:32 PM, Matt Murphy wrote:
>> I've been a consistent Gnome/Ubuntu user for 7 or 8 years now, and,
>> now that I've had a couple of months to let it sink in, I feel very
>> strongly that Unity and Gnome3 are mistakes. ÂWho wants a kiosk
>> interface for their desktop or laptop? ÂTouchpad, maybe. ÂBut with a
>> keyboard, it's just horrible. ÂApple envy is a terrible, terrible
>> thing.
>> So-called "Ubuntu Classic" is particularly infuriating. ÂWhat made
>> them think that we don't want a functional panel anymore? ÂXFCE is, as
>> always, very close to perfect execution -- I only lack something that
>> will keep that goddam trackpad's click settings from resetting every
>> time X restarts. ÂLXDE is very appealing (same problem with the
>> trackpad clicking), but I'm finding that the panel freezes when
>> executing some apps (if I don't do a nohup call to launch -- and it
>> can't survive a suspend operation without hanging). ÂKDE is, at long
>> last, slightly less of a lemon party than the current Gnome...
>> Congratulations, Trolltech, you have ascended the heights at last!
>> Enlightenment is actually rock solid (goddam touchpad issue, still) --
>> which sort of makes my head hurt... ÂBecause E is supposed to do
>> whacky things -- burn your toast and squirt you with lighter fluid --
>> while Gnome is supposed to just work. ÂWhich it doesn't anymore. ÂAt
>> least not on Ubuntu.
>> What are users of Gentoo and other distros seeing in their desktops these days?
>> M
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