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Using Unity – Day 3

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(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

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(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

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(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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Ubuntu LogoIn South Africa we have a saying: “Feel it, it is here.” Mostly a hyped up superslogan left over from Soccer World Cup marketing schpiel. Well, Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat is here, and the online Community has been “Feeling It” since 10:10 yesterday, 10/10/10.

Now that I have had a chance to spend some real quality time with the real Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat (more on that later) I can bring you a review of Canonicals latest offering… continue reading…

Linux Mint is exploring the “Rolling Distro” route.

Recently they launched Linux Mint Debian Edition, or LMDE. I took some time to play with it, waiting for a proper time to do a full install and review.

My impressions so far are largely positive though… continue reading…

Ubuntu LogoMaverick Meerkat is around the corner. Ubuntu 10.10 – the ten out of then release – of which rumors circulate that it will be released on the 10th of October (to complete a 10/10/10 release date) is almost here.

Today we take a look at it, and note some interesting things, among them a new installer…

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I am in search of the perfect LDE4 distro, and this is going to be a looong series. I am going through various distros, and have not found a perfect one yet.

Recently, with my review of Linux Mint KDE two of the commenters pointed out that my scoring for Mint’s WiFi did not make sense.

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Review: Linux Mint 9 KDE

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A Mint derivative where the main color is BLUE. Yes I know that it is less than a month before Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat arrives, and then Linux Mint will follow with their releases soon after, but Mint 9 KDE warrants special attention.

For those of you who have been following I have been looking for the perfect KDE 4 distro. Yes I have been neglecting it a little, and I have no excuse for it besides hoping to drag it along that I can review Kubuntu Maverick as part of my quest. The current incarnation of Kubuntu (Lucid) is a wreck.

Back to Linux Mint 9 KDE then… continue reading…

Right.

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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