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I Don't Like Unity; Should I Ditch Ubuntu?

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I was playing with Ubuntu 11.04 the other day and I fell in love with Unity. But, when I took it to one of my friends he was pissed off. He did not like it. He uses computer to post his blogs, skype with his family and friends and to do basic stuff.

He is 40 years old and he did not want to waste even 20 seconds in learning a new system just to do the same thing he has been doing for ages. His point was, why should I waste my time in learning this new system when all I want to do is send an email to my dad in Northern Ireland? When he saw that he can't add anything to top meny and move things around the way he used to on his current system, he barked, "I am not free to do anything on this system, where is you fecking freedom which you used to talk about so much?"

He had a point...




Some great points here...

There are some great points made here, but to be honest, I am not sure moving someone to another desktop environment is the best solution. 11.4 is going to have a fallback option to go back to GNOME 2.x, so that would at least allow people another six months to figure out the best course-of-action in case they simply can't stand GNOME 3.0.

This kind of problem was bound to happen though, given the major shift GNOME experienced. I -hated- KDE 4.x when it first came out, but at least it was recognizable and generally laid out the same. GNOME 3 will be much harder for devout GNOME fans to become used to.

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