Mark Shuttleworth Keynote at Ubuntu Developer Summit(UDS)
As many know who read this blog, I'm an enthusiastic Linux user, and my distros of choice are Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives such as Mint and Pinguy. This past weekend I upgraded all of my computers to the 11.04 release. One of the controversial elements of 11.04 is the Unity interface. After several days of using Unity, I made the decision to roll the user interface back to Gnome 2.x. I did not find Unity to be buggy, but it was unattractive to the eye and awkward to use in terms of the number of clicks, keystrokes etc. I had to enter to launch programs. Unity may improve over time to become something I can live with, but it is not there yet. I encourage everyone to download a live Linux CD and give it a try. It is free and gives the user much more functionality out of the box than Windows or OS-X.