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Old 21. Aug 2014, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Unity as life intended

There's little doubt that vanilla Ubuntu out of the box is as appealing as wet toast. Unity can be made better of course, but it requires a lot of work if you're working with straight Ubuntu. The Oz Unity remixes however have done all the hard work for you, including some pretty cool desktop effects.

I tried their latest Diamond IIB (which I believe is based on 13.10) and for me it didn't do a lot. Their stable release however, Black Opal (based on the 12.04 LTS) is absolutely superb and blindingly fast.

Screenshot here:

Even if you don't like Unity, I urge you to try Black Opal. It might just change your mind.

After this long in development you would expect it to be stable and it is, but the downside is almost 1100MB of updates after installing.
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