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Are Power Users Too Cool For Ubuntu Unity? 798

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darthcamaro writes "There are a lot of us that really don't like Unity. Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth defended Unity today, arguing that even 'cool' power users should like usability and ease of use. Then again he admitted that some of us are just too cool even for Unity. 'There is going to be a crowd that is just too cool to use something that looks really slick and there is nothing we can do for them,' Shuttleworth said. 'Fortunately in Ubuntu there are tons of options and lots of choice and ways to skin the cat.'"
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Are Power Users Too Cool For Ubuntu Unity?

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  • by Austerity Empowers (669817) on Monday October 31, 2011 @09:18PM (#37902522)

    I've never met anyone who has used Ubuntu and who likes Unity, power user, novice, script kiddie... It is bloated, slow and difficult to use (I suppose unless you're on a tablet/netbook). Gnome 3 still sucks as a UI, but it's at least responsive. The worst feature of unity is changing the "start menu" to that stupid search box. We use UIs because we're not able to remember names and obscure commands and parameters, but now they give us a UI that may as well have been a command prompt with find / -name "$1" built in to it.

    Netbooks or tablets MAY take over one day, I personally don't think so, but for now if it's not iPad it's irrelevant, and if you're using Ubuntu you're not using an iPad. Stop dicking around, learn from Microsoft and the benighted ribbon interface.

  • Re:-1 To Slashdot (Score:4, Informative)

    by Confusador (1783468) on Monday October 31, 2011 @10:54PM (#37903364)

    There is, if you're brave enough to drink from the firehose [slashdot.org]. Once it's on the front page it's too late, and you've failed us all.

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