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Ubuntu Unity vs. GNOME 3: Which is Better?

Apr 13, 2011, 20:07 (4 Talkback[s])
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"The largest difference between the two interfaces is that GNOME 3 uses a minimum of two screens: one in which open windows displays, and the overview in which the system is configured and applications chosen and run.

"By contrast, Unity remains oriented towards a single screen unless you use virtual workspaces. For light usage, this setup is less confusing and tiresome; in GNOME 3, it can sometimes seems like you are changing screens every few seconds. However, on a netbook in particular, Unity opens many windows full-screen -- or near enough to make no difference. If you work with more than a couple of windows open at the same time, the effect is not much different than working in GNOME 3.

"Where most people are likely to notice the differences between GNOME 3 and Unity is in their implementation of similar features."

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