Thanks for this wonderful show. I really enjoyed it!
I liked the predictions, but I strongly disagree with the predictions on Canonical. Especially, the Ubuntu Phone part. I will really go so far as to say that I feel like you guys “Stuart (@sil) and Bryan (@bryanlunduke)” are a little biased against Canonical.
Now that all sounds very harsh, but it’s just a feeling I have when listening to your shows.
Before you ask, no I don’t work for Canonical.
Bryan always talks about Ubuntu Phone like he somehow wants it to fail or loves to dismiss it. Again, this is a feeling I have when listening to the show. It’s very likely that I’m wrong.
I suspect it has something to do with Unity in particular. Of course it’s all taste. But one can’t just scrap Ubuntu off the list, just because he or she doesn’t like Unity. Actually, I think a lot of people like Unity and WILL try Ubuntu Phone because off Unity 8 (and convergence).
I don’t understand why one would get the notion that Canonical will abandon Ubuntu Phone. Are these predictions just fun guesses or are they based upon ‘evidence’, because Canonical might be starting the year showing off a new piece of hardware:
To come back to the Unity thing… For me, a desktop manager should match the following points:
- It has to put as much focus, on the program I’m using, as possible.
- It has to be User friendly (I want to be able to find my way without using keyboard shortcuts)
- It has to look pretty
I use Unity for programming and it’s currently the only Manager that does al the above points correctly. Of course, I have to admit that Unity still suffers from bugs and glitches, but those aren’t a big deal really.
First off, all the apps are full screen, thanks to the integrated menu’s and the hidden sidebar. I don’t need a separate title and menu bar, It’s just unnecessary. I just don’t want to waste an inch of my screen to information I don’t need. Put the focus on the software I’m currently using!
Secondly, Unity is user friendly. YES the dash is a mess in a few places, but I use it quite a lot. The dash has all the features I need, unlike the other application menu’s in the Linux world. I’m always able to find my documents and programs via the search engine, it’s easy to search and install new applications, It shows me recent documents and programs, etc…
Other than that, the lenses (not talking about the home and application lens) and 3 year old bugs are garbage, but it doesn’t outweigh the positive features.
Also the hud is awesome and very handy in applications like gimp and inkscape.
To end my rant… Unity just looks good. I know a few parts of the Unity 7 desktop look like they were designed in the year 2000… But take a look at Unity 8, it looks simply gorgeous. I find the different colors, when an application is active in the task bar, to be very distinctive (unlike Windows 10, where I have to refocus my eyes to see which programs are active).
Please, I’m only describing my personal experience with the Linux desktop (I also tried other distro’s and Desktop managers). So don’t take it personal yourself!
BRYAN YOU ARE THE REASON WHY I STARTED WATCHING BAD VOLTAGE, so I definitely have nothing against you! I look forward to you next Linux Sucks video. You may have noticed the million views I gave you on the previous one.
The reason why I keep on listening to Bad Voltage, is because I love funny but educated hosts like Bryan and Stuart who are very opinionated and have an entertaining way in sharing their opinions!
Also, good day to Jono and Jermey. Keep up the good work guys!
I’m probably wrong on everything I just said! Beye.