mcduffie at pitfall.org
Mon Nov 28 16:47:41 PST 2011
Are you still enjoying Unity? I tried it for quite awhile and tried to
give it a chance. I just found that Unity reduced my productivity
because I always had to be using the mouse. And if you have large
displays that can eat up time. Additionally, there were various bugs
that made it frustrating to have to hunt down one solution after another.
I actually just switched TO Awesome WM. I have used Xmonad for quite
awhile, but I find Awesome is a bit more featured (as a tiling WM) with
better out of the box behaviour than Xmonad. Plus I like the Lua
configuration versus the Haskell for Xmonad.
On 11/06/2011 08:30 PM, Braddock Gaskill wrote:
> I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity, and frankly I can't
> understand the negative reaction to it. It is in my mind superior to the
> traditional Gnome desktop. Perhaps it is because I've been using a tiling
> window manager for years and am not overly attached to a "traditional"
> windowing environment.
> Unity makes excellent use of screen real-estate. I can sling a terminal
> to the top and get a real full screen console minus the small menu bar. I
> can sling a browser to the left side of the screen and it Aero-snaps to the
> left half for easy side-by-side use, my usual tiling mode. The attractive
> launcher on the left stays out of my way unless I need it, and lets me
> navigate applications and search in a far easier way than the damn Win95
> start menu clone in Gnome 2.
> This is an environment that could replace Awesome WM for me.
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