some users have commented on another blog i have, that the newer Ubuntu 12 is better … that the problems with the unity desktop have been resolved, etc. but it is not anything that can get ‘better’ because the construct of Unity is just all wrong.
unity is a HUGE time hog. i can’t imagine what brainiac would sit there and say “let’s make people hover, then click, then wait for a slow launcher interface to process the command” and think that’s better than a click and immediate response.
unity infuriates me to no end. it is the perfect example of construct that favors design over function. even if you use compiz and disable the hover-BS, it’s better where you can scroll the buttons then instead of hovering and waiting for them to open, and THEN being able to scroll. it is stupid beyond stupid. buggy — top heavy.
how much collective time have they wasted, do you think? if it takes a user 10 seconds EXTRA on average to launch an app (often more) and 6 apps a day that’s 1 minute per user which 6000 users a day would be 100 hours a day of time wasted/stolen by the makers of unity. at $10 an hour, they have then cost $1000 for every 6000 users PER DAY.
and patting themselves on the back while they do it …..
“new” is supposed to SAVE you time, not waste time.
most indexes are faster to use when the user can become familiar with elements, not constantly search for specific designations. it is acutally faster to use the HUMAN index, and find what is needed according to placement in a filesystem, than constantly wait for a computer to find it.
because a HUMAN index has a steady response time, where a computer is not consistent and will always vary response according to load.
WHEN you have a consistent usage element, performance of hardware and software then have a metered range by which to calibrate evaluation.
take that away, with having to hover (wait dependent on system load) and with search (find dependent on system load) … and you have a system that will waste a persons day without them even knowing it.
sort of like the evil, that people who don’t know computers think is “cool” — but really represents all that SHOULDN’T be done with computing. unity desktop is a very bad idea and a very bad thing.
ubuntu attempting to force users into unity, by not including a “classic” choice in the sign-in screen, is further proof of its inadequacy. if it was a better option, there would be no need to force users into it. to get the correct Gnome desktop you have to waste more time, looking online and installing the selection. calculate how much time unity is costing you, and decide if will do better to take the time to remove it.
it’s like bad chess ……. really bad chess. like some other-world plot to determine how many hoops a human being will jump to get a better working operating system. it’s like the makers of Ubuntu have gone mad. or were mad all along.