Archive for October, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10: I know what you need better than you do

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Failing to get users to voluntarily adopt the Unity desktop manager, Ubuntu is attempting to force adoption by removing the ability to revert to Ubuntu classic interface. Through blogs and forums, the verdict is the same: Unity is a failure. Why is a major Linux distribution like Ubuntu adopting Microsoft tactics to force people into adopting new GUI’s that bring nothing but discontent? Why not solving other usability issues, investing time in improving interoperability with Windows so as to attract new users? Why not addressing other problems that prevent users from moving to Linux? Example: Make sharing a file via SAMBA easier with the authentication integrated with Linux instead of having to play with configuration files.