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Using Unity – Day 7


(If you are jumping into this series a little late, have a read from the Introduction HERE.)

Day Seven.

I know it is late, apologies for that.

Here it is though, a partial Day Seven, and the finale to this series.

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Using Unity – Day 6


(If you have not followed this series from the introduction you may start reading it HERE.)

Day six.

Today I will tackle one of the areas where Unity irritates me a bit: Notifying me of actionable windows/programs.

Since I have already managed to custom skin my Unity, I will go that direction and see if I can customise the notification triangles a little to make them more visible. They tend to disappear a little when the Unity Launcher has a pattern to it, like is the case with my snakeskin launcher.

Also some other thoughts as the day continues…

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(The introduction to this series can be found HERE. Have a read.)

Okay, so today is Sunday, so I am not spending a lot of time on the laptop. I decided to test Unity with the SaGeek 25 Part test to see how it fares.

Let’s see how it did?

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(If you want, you may read from the introduction to this series HERE.)

This day is starting early. We are going to a family get together in a few hours (why is the end of the year always to crazy!?) and I want to get something readable for you guys who are following this series before I am Internetless for a few hours.

I have something interesting for you folks – a custom unity launcher…

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Using Unity – Day 3


(If you want to know why I started this series, start reading HERE.)

Day three, and now there are problems in paradise.

Mutter has started misbehaving under load, and I need to killall – HUP mutter once in a while to get it back to a sane resource profile.

RAM wise Unity is awesome, but the spikes in CPU usage tends to kill the interface, and often you need to wait for ten or more seconds between clicking a launcher and actual response. But there is hope…

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Using Unity – Day 2


(The introduction to this series can be found HERE, and DAY ONE can be found HERE.)

Day Two.

Unlike when I used Gnome Shell for seven days (That series starts HERE) I have had no need to go back to my regular Gnome interface. Neither do I feel tired at the end of the day like when I was working with Gnome Shell. One of the strengths of Unity is that it does not get in the way. Much.

Again, today will be updated as I go along…

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Using Unity – Day One


(Note, the Introduction to this series is HERE.)

My first day of using Unity for work. I have showed it off to a few colleagues and the “ooh” is strong with this one.

I haven’t hit any major snags yet, but I have added to my wishlist for Unity.

This post will be updated as the day drags on…

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Ubuntu LogoWith the news that Unity will be the interface for Desktop Ubuntu come 11.04 Natty Narwhal, I have decided to embark on another Seven Day Challenge!

Yessir, as of tomorrow my desktop interface will be Ubuntu Unity.

Will it measure up? Read on for my preliminary impressions…

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Decision time.

We have taken much longer than the original envisioned seven days. In this entry we decide on the best distro in each of the following categories: Grandma Distro, Elzje’s Favorite, Quintins Favorite, Best Utility Distro/Best USB Boot Disk, Best Ultra lightweight Distro.

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(New to this series? Read all the other days from DAY ONE. HERE)

I think we may have found our perfect LXDE distro. PCLOS LXDE is a bit of a surprise. After I thoroughly blasted the Gnome and KDE versions I avoided adding it to this series, but was convinced by a commenter to give it a try.

I am glad we did. continue reading…