Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 some further feedback

So Ubuntu has this swoopy new interface. I have to say it's not the ubuntu linux I knew back at the 8.04 release. It seems they are trying hard to make linux for snookie.
I'm finding it to not be the barebones operating system I came to love.
I have a column of icons to the left of my screen and a little wizzywig in the upper left hand corner, and I'll be damned If I can find a menu command or icon that will get me to the system preferences.
8.04 was pretty straight forward. I could get to where I needed to be and tweek the system without having to hunt all over the freaking place. I managed to completely bone a long post I was writing because my lazy right thumb drags across the touchpad. I managed to convert the post to text with a shitload of html code in it.
I miss MSDOS.


  1. Agreed.
    Well except the MSDOS.....

  2. System Settings can be found at the bottom of the "power" icon in the upper right-hand corner, under suspend, shutdown, etc.

    I'm not so sure about the Unity interface myself, some parts seem useful (like hitting the "Windows" key on the keyboard, and getting a quick search box to type an applications name, I like that). But - if you want to run plain Gnome - you can. At the login screen, once you click on your username, and the bottom there are a few selection boxes. One will say "ubuntu" - click on that, and then select "ubuntu classic" - this will then log you in to just plain Gnome. I think it will then default to the last choice selected each time, but don't quote me on that.

    Hope this helps ... just trying to keep you from going back to the other side ...

  3. Actually, that was quite helpful. I like the old interface much more.


Comments are not moderated. Disagreement is fine as long as you address the message, not the messenger. In other words, don't be an ass.