[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu 11.10

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 16:35:53 EDT 2011


My experience of Unity isn't particularly tablet-y.  In fact, I keep
the launcher/dock thingy hidden most of the time by turning off the
hotzone in compizconfig settings manager.  I hate docks.

And then I use keyboard shortcuts for navigating around and launching
apps (something you're unlikely to find on a tablet UI).  Unity's
keyboard shortcuts are pretty fantastic, I think.  It makes a bunch of
tools I used to have to install (like Gnome Do, for example)
redundant.

This Power User's Guide likely needs updating for Oneiric, but most of
it is pretty much the same:
http://castrojo.tumblr.com/post/4795149014/the-power-users-guide-to-unity

Darcy.

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM, L.D. Paniak
<ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:
> I didn't really smell any (more) smoke (than usual for this list).
>
> The dustup isn't so much about Gnome vs KDE as new "tablet" ubuntu vs
> old "desktop" ubuntu.  This is what the future is going to look like.
> Enjoy.  And if not, keep the alternative desktop options handy at login!
>
>
>
> On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 15:28 -0400, Darcy Casselman wrote:
>> I hope my responses didn't come off as inflammatory. That was not my
>> intention.  I'll remember to add more smiley faces next time.
>>
>> :)
>>
>> Darcy.
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 3:18 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> > This has become a flamewar. Could a new thread be started please.
>> >
>> > It has further strayed from being about Ubuntu 11.10 to KDE vs Gnome.
>> >
>> > There are entrenched users here who will not consider anything but Mandriva,
>> > whatever the form.
>> >
>> > There are alternate entrenched users who will not consider Mandriva,
>> > whatever the form.
>> >
>> > Each to his own.
>> >
>> > I will make 2 comments:
>> >
>> > The jump to Gnome, along with all the other changes, may be too large for
>> > one go. Using Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu may be useful.
>> >
>> > It was pointed out here some time ago  that newer versions of K/Ubuntu
>> > aren't working as well on older hardware as prior versions use to.
>> >
>> >
>> > If you don't mind, I would appreciate it if new thread(s) were started.
>> >
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