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Old 26. Jan 2012, 04:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Heads Up (literally) for Ubuntu

An interesting development.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16731071
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Old 28. Jan 2012, 02:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not so surprising after all the Unity controversy. Interesting nonetheless, thanks.
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Old 03. Mar 2012, 09:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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New beta version of Ubuntu is out.
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Old 27. May 2012, 02:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Ubuntu + Cinnamon - A good idea? No. A great one

Dedoimedo has written an article that pairs Ubuntu and Cinnamon. It sound's promising and may be an option for resurrecting Ubuntu with a traditional desktop.

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Old 27. May 2012, 09:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Updated Cinnamon to 1.4 and gave it a shot. It has some improvements than the old version but doesn't seem to be good enough to me.

The panel transparency is not there, icons of running apps do not differentiate from non-running app icons in the panel launcher, some bugs where tooltips do not clear themselves when I dragged the app icons in the Panel Edit mode. Experienced a system hang during a trial as well.

These used to work well during the time of the Gnome Panel.
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I'm somewhat perplexed when it comes to Dedoimedo's reviews. I installed Kubuntu after this article he wrote "And the best distro of 2011 is ..." Although it was ok, it was not as good as I expected. To be fair his level of linux experience is far greater than mine, and that may be the problem. Those with lessor experience may not know all the tricks for customizing the desktop. Although many times he includes step by step instructions but not always.

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Updated Cinnamon to 1.4 and gave it a shot. It has some improvements than the old version but doesn't seem to be good enough to me.
He wrote a glowing review of Cinnamon 1.4 awhile back but at the time I was giving Zorin a try and I've been so satisfied with Zorin that I haven't tried the Cinnamon or Mate desktops. Currently I'm test driving SolusOS which is Debian based and so far I'm impressed with its stability and ease of use.
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Old 29. May 2012, 10:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well ... my reviews mostly reflect my own experience. they do not negate yours, including possibly negative feedback or even results completely opposite to my own. You should take my writing with a grain of salt and cinnamon [sic] hihihihihi, but seriously, you should see that it works for YOU. That's all that matters.
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