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Linux Distribution Remorse: Ubuntu Unity 11.10

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I've been using Ubuntu Unity 11.10 for months now and I realize that I was spoilt by Ubuntu 10.10, which I had been running non-stop since its release. 11.10 can be impressive to new Linux users and does have its moments, but I have to admit I should have opted for openSUSE 12.1 KDE on my Lenovo Ideapad Z360.

Ubuntu has always been excellent with hardware compatibility and its support for an endless number of application makes it one of the more dependable Linux distributions to have on a network. However, I am slowly realizing the productivity limits of Ubuntu Unity. I agree that Unity is still superior to Gnome 3 in terms of productivity. However, the uniqueness of Dash and the Launcher quickly wore off. I found myself wishing for the efficiency of openSUSE's traditional Plasma interface with its "so-1990's" KDE Kickoff menu and "so-Vista" widgets.

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