[TriLUG] Onerous Ocelot
cknowles2112 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 08:41:09 EDT 2011
OK, I installed 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot yesterday.
And I get why unity is the way it is. Tablets and touch screen devices are
cool. Looks like if I were navigating with a touch interface this would be
However, I have 2 big monitors, a nice ergo keyboard and a good trackball
attached to my relatively well powered system.
I like running many apps at once. I like having an applet with the list of
everything I'm running for ease.
I also like the left and right sides of my screen clear... I prefer system
bars at the top and bottom.
Most of all, one of the things I enjoy about Linux is that many things are
configurable. Perhaps it's my crotchety old man status, but it seems that
Ubuntu has been steadily removing those choices.
So, since they've removed the "gnome classic" option from this distro...
what options can I see... can anyone recommend how to make this work more
like a desktop? Or, barring that, what distro I should try? (I like apt,
but am not fond of debian pure.)
Or is there a tutorial out there on using the onerous ocelot on a desktop
without scratching my eyes out?
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