Posted 29 August 2013 - 20:33
I'm probably in the minority but I (mostly) like where Unity's going, second favorite behind KDE. Like it much better over that train wreck that is Gnome 3, makes Win 8 look good. (And yea, that's opinion.) Big question mark about the display server though.
But that said, meh, it's a non-issue for both. Both are different than what people were used to but both are also stupidly easy to pick up, I'd give it to Windows 8 there though as once you spend 10 seconds to see that little intro, you still got same software, same desktop, etc as you had before, just a different set of menus.. 10 seconds to customize it and you'd have a desktop with zero learning curve while the clueless new Unity user is still trying in vain to move the taskbar to the bottom or navigate (or even customize) the Unity menu.. the dash and hidden menus alone can be confusing.. "where's the f'ing file menu?!?" Both can also have their look and feel radically changed rather easily. Also some of these authors tend to forget that Windows has been able to change shells to something completely difference since, well, forever.