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Re: About today bzr update


On 05/16/2012 08:58 PM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
On 05/16/2012 04:39 PM, Moses McKnight wrote:
On 05/16/2012 12:33 PM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
(If all fixed, I can probably postpone that gcc install until I upgrade to newer Ubuntu in
the next 1 or 2 weeks.  4.6.2 seems to be commonly used now, and my Ubuntu Lucid system is
showing its whiskers.  Probably most of the bleeding on the new Ubuntu LTS is over now,
thinking safe to upgrade.)
I don't know if you've used Unity yet, but in case you don't like it I
recommend XFCE.  The only problem I'm having with 12.04 is that Gtk3
programs will randomly decide when I click in their window that I'm
dragging them with the mouse offset about half the screen width to the
left of the window.  Somewhat annoying.


Thanks Moses, that was very thoughtful.

No I have not used Unity yet.  Is there any possibility that I might like it?

I guess there's that possibility! I found some things sort of nice, but overall I found it much slower to use.

Apparently Cinnamon is another option, from some other debian distro, or ubuntu derivative...

Cinnamon is a fork of Gnome3 done by the folks at Linux Mint (which is an ubuntu derivative). It gives you back the applications menu and task bar (both gone from Unity and Gnome3), but has the nice features from the newer systems such as a search function in the menu.

You can install it from a PPA on Ubuntu - I just have not done that yet. It is easy to have several desktops installed and select the one you want at login. I have LXDE and XFCE right now and may try Cinnamon again. Cinnamon, LXDE or XFCE will all give you a usable desktop that is similar to what you are used to. LXDE is the lightest and fastest, then XFCE and then Cinnamon/Unity/Gnome3.