A couple of years ago I switched to Ubuntu for all our business desktops rather than upgrade from XP to Win7. The last LTS 10.04 has worked well for us, and I'm thinking of upgrading to 12.04 when it comes out. I've had qualms about Unity, though, and am even running an old laptop on Mint to see if that might be the direction we'd go if Unity didn't pan out. This is one of several better reviews I've read about Unity lately, so maybe it's time to give it a try on the laptop and see how it flies with our system!
My main concern is that the new bells & whistles aren't needed, or may even get in the way of doing things. For us, the integration of tablets isn't currently a factor, so there's no compelling reason for Unity except to participate in the latest, most secure Ubuntu release. I know I could go with Mint or another Ubuntu desktop if Unity didn't seem so hot, but would rather stay on the main Ubuntu stem if we can.
I know this sound hopelessly un-adventurous, but it's day-to-day operability that counts for us and I still wonder how Unity will affect that! But these sound like positive developments - I'll be giving Ubuntu Unity a try when it comes out in final.
Thanks for the review - find your blog quite useful!
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