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10 ways the Linux community can fix the mess on the desktop

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I have been a huge fan and user of Linux for well over 10 years. In that time, I have seen just about every piece of drama that can come from a community. Much of that drama has been focused on the desktop. Sometimes users were simply throwing stones as to which desktop was better. But the drama unfolding of late is much worse. The state of the Linux desktop has become a circus that centers around the creation of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop. The minute that desktop was announced, things started getting worse.

That, of course, doesn’t mean all is lost. Quite the opposite. As has been proved over the years, the Linux community is incredibly agile, so this issue can easily be resolved. Here are some possible solutions.

1: Ubuntu needs to drop Unity

Okay, this one is a bit harsh, but Ubuntu made a huge mistake with Unity. Ubuntu simply needs to admit defeat and use GNOME 3 as its default desktop. I realize that Unity is young, but it’s an idea that simply isn’t flying with the Linux community and does not improve on what GNOME 3 offers.

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You go bad boy.

Amen brother!

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