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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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  • John Said:

    Rubbish. UNITY is NOT a replacement desktop for a windows environment. try kubuntu, lubuntu, xubuntu or mate - THEY are a true replacement.

  • une Said:

    I agree. Or maybe Fedora ----- Spin. Who had the bright idea for such kind of desktop (UNITY)?

  • Jason Said:

    That's your opinion. Your opinion is not a fact. Unity is an extremely usable desktop environment that in a number of ways (in my opinion) exceeds the capabilities and functionalities of other desktop environments. Just remember, not every shoe fits everybody.

  • daddy32 Said:

    No, that's a fact. Even creators admit it was designed with tablets (as opposed to: desktops) in mind.

  • Bert Said:

    Indeed, not every shoe fits everybody. I still cannot find my way in Unity, and sindce Ubuntu started with it, I developed an allergy for tiles. I am still a great fan of the "old" user interface. But hey, there is allways a solution. Like: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback

  • Mike Said:

    Re Fedora: OUCH! At least not for a Linux newbie. Way too many idiosyncracies to deal with. Using all versions of a recent Ubuntu on an 'older' machine deserves some caveats. I would recommend a system with 1GB of RAM and an Athlon II or newer. Adobe Flash and other s/w requiring the SSE2/3 instructions will Not work on older Athlon or Pentium systems.

  • sclev Said:

    When I made the transition to Linux, Unity was the easiest for me to transition to. I also tried GNOME, Cinnamon, Xfce, and KDE. I'm not everyone so by no means am I saying everyone does or should agree. My point is that some may find Unity easier to use than some of the others.

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