wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Moved our netbooks to 11.10, no pain.
I've been using GUIs since Mac OS 7, windows 3.11, Linux from KDE2 on Caldera, went through KDE3, 3.5 with Suse OK, lost it with KDE4. Moved to Gnome 2 on Ubuntu, but I have never taken to a desktop as easily as I have adjusted to Unity.
Just to come back and say I've moved from XFCE (xubuntu) to Unity and Ubuntu 11.10 on desktop permanently now and agree with everything Wyliecoyoteuk has said. Really enjoying using / exploring Unity. Within a couple of days I was making use of its features and ways of doing stuff.
I did install Kubuntu and KDE 4.7, but after 20 minutes it was clear we weren't going to get on, so installed Ubuntu 11.10 from scratch.
I did have this bug though, where half the screen is covered by an opaque orange square that doesn't dissappear unless a particular set of events is triggered. Or a logoff.
Makes using the desktop difficult. Have not tried the workaround.
I've not had to "workaround" anything for years
Other than that, the Unity / Gnome / Ubuntu guys have (imho) done a top job!
EDIT: Actually, just installed Mint 12 as I needed to talk through something on the phone and it would be easier to see what it is they are talking about......too much info. Anyway, 12 was released today (didn't realise). First impressions, very impressive. Can see a lot of Ubuntu users potentially moving to Mint 12.