--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, Alexandru Fira <firaalexandru@...> wrote:
> That is right. For example, I have serious graphics problems with
> Unity, problems which I never had with anything else. In one evening
> I had to REISUB 6 times. I installed XFCE and, strangely, the
> condition was to remove Ubuntu desktop. I must look to see whether
> Unity is still there. It seeems it is not.
> I also use Mint and CentOS.
> I have 2 hard disks.
> Please tell me about installing some nice GUIs, apart from the
> ones I know !
As time progresses each day, the hatred and disgust I see on the Usenet
forums towards Unity increases exponentially. Here's one from today:
" > I think you missed my point. Pre-Unity just about any NVidia was
" > supported (old and new) and accelerated graphics was supported.
" > Post-Unity I am restricted to Unity-2D on cards that ran Compiz
" > with all the bells and whistles. Even my new MSI Geforce 450 GTS.
" Same, same with the Intel GMA950: on 10.04 everything ran smooth
" and cosy. With Unity it lags, stutters and gives an overall WIP
" The GMA950 equipped about 80% of all notebooks 4 years ago, so
" it cannot be considered to be exotic.
Here's a representative one from yesterday; the last paragraph has
a humorously interesting clue as to when/why all the problems began:
" On the screen where I pick the user I want to log in as, under
" past Ubuntu versions and most other Linuxes, I could pick
" the "session" that I wanted.
" I don't seem to see that in 11.10? Am I overlooking it?
" How do I go from a picture back to plain color background?
" Where did all of my desktop theme combinations go? They're
" all gone? I've upgrade this system from 7.04 on and now
" they are all freaking gone?
" Why can't I change my font?
" Why did that ridiculous top menu crap come back - I had removed
" the packages for it? Why did the upgrade process ignore that and
" stick me back with them again so I had to go back and remove them
" Why can't a right-click on that useless top panel and like
" add/remove stuff?
" Why can't I right-click on the "launcher?" at the left and
" customize it?
" This is like a bad dream. Several years of my life when people
" ask me about Ubuntu I would tell them it's a great, well managed
" Linux distribution. I can't do that any more. I'm almost certain
" this all started going down hill when the ditched the thing that
" set them apart the most ... the earthy brown colors switching to
" the mystical purple crap. It's all been one long slow down hill
" slide since then.