Archive for the ‘Ubuntu’ Category

It seams it is not only Windows 8 which is having problems with users disliking the desktop look and ease of use as both Ubuntu’s Unity and Gnome 3 have not been received well by the Linux world for very similar reasons to Windows 8 in the Windows world.

As in Windows 8 Linux users are finding Unity or Gnome 3 difficult to use and not intuitive on Desktops and Laptops in so much a front end consisting of Application Icons really only works on touch screen tablets and smart phones. They may look pretty but for serious users of computers it is totally impracticable and considering Linux is used by more serious users both Unity and Gnome 3 were not exactly a good idea.

But unlike Windows users Linux users have a choice of distributions so can use their feet to install other Linux’s which suit their needs and are doing so. But both Ubuntu and Gnome 3 are sticking to their guns rather than admit defeat not such smart move in the Linux world.

Ubuntu itself is not the most popular Linux among Linux users any more strangely Linux Mint popularity has increased mainly because it has a more traditional desktops favoured by large majority of Linux Users. The only reason Ubuntu is near the top of most downloaded because of it’s high profile with new users to Linux otherwise it would be nowhere near the top.

One thing from personal experience Ubuntu, and I suspect Gnome 3 desktops, suffer from one major flaw exactly like Windows 8 it is very resource heavy and slows the computer down!

In conclusion both Ubuntu’s Unity and Gnome 3, exactly like Windows 8, on computers are ill-conceived ideas on their creators part as such desktops are only appropriate for tablets/smart phones and not serious computers where the desktop detracts from the computers usability!

It has been a long time since something new has got my attention and even got me thinking I wanting it as frankly any releases of technology from the mainstream technological companies have been very lacklustre and if anything very bland and boring.

But Ubuntu’s first attempts of their new operating system on a Smart Phone has got my attention because it looks so good, easy to use and uses touch screen in a way that even both Apple, Android and even Microsoft have failed to do.

It has got me for the first time actually wanting a Smart Phone as I can see a use for it and I would have a front end which would be a pleasure to use. On top of which it gives the wonderful flexibility of true Linux system on a Smart Phone which will be far more compatible with other computers including other operating systems like Apple.

Personally I think that looking at the first beta versions of the Ubuntu Smart Phone operating system they are not going to have any problem with a major company putting it on one of their own Smart Phones or allow it to be installed on their Smart Phones with the notable exceptions of Apple and Microsoft.

The following is a You Tube clip which show a demonstration of the new Ubuntu Smart Phone operating system:

It seams to me that it has escaped people’s attention that yesterday and today Ubuntu on Smart Phones has been the top story on the Technology section of the BBC News Web Site!

Especially when the general public have been lead to believe, especially by Computer Industry itself, that Ubuntu and all Linux operating systems are not serious operating systems so why did the BBC think the story was that important to feature on their news web site?

It looks like 2013 could be the year that Ubuntu will stamp it mark within the world of computing!