Unity? (was: What's your favorite distro, and why?)

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 01:21:04 MST 2013


Imagine OpenStep but built on gnome and with a built in search box instead
of a proper menu.  That's pretty much unity.


On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 12:18 AM, Dan Egli <ddavidegli at gmail.com> wrote:

> On December 5, 2013, Michael Torrie wrote:
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> > Mint isn't less common. It's probably one of the fastest growing
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> > distros in terms of popularity.
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> Well, it's uncommon to me because I don't recall hearing of it before. But
> then again I have been out of the game for a few years now.
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> > Mint seems to be gaining in popularity because 1) it doesn't have Unity
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> > and 2) it gives other desktop environments like LXDE and XFCE and Mate
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> > more first-class attention (KDE used to be supported but that's now
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> > forked off into its own distro, SolidXK.
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> Okay. I guess that shows how long I've been out of the game, but What is
> Unity? From what I can gather it seems to be a display environment/window
> manager ala KDE/Gnome/XFCE/etc... but if is, why is it so hated? What was
> it intended to do that it's apparently not doing?
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> Thanks for the info!
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>
> --- Dan
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