Back to Flux

Hey there all,

It’s been a while since i wrote last time. sorry for that, i’ve been really busy recently… Hope to find some more time to write in the future.

I decided to write again for a really good reason: After a really long time that i’ve been using a standard plain Ubuntu installation on my laptop, I decided to change back to Fluxbox! Hurray!

I hear many people saying how Ubuntu is getting lame lately, and how Unity is the worst WM ever. I extremely disagree. Ubuntu is going very straight forward toward their great goal: bringing Linux everywhere, and you can’t say they’re not trying their best. every time a new Ubuntu version is released the whole network is buzzing, once again Canonical broke the rules when playing with something that should never be touched in the UNIX world (Pidgin? GDM? GNOME? Xorg? remember all those?). Canonical has a vision, and they do w/e they can to get there. I don’t always agree with what they do, but they touch any taboo they can, and that’s awesome.

A word about Unity: it coud be better. for ex. i can’t see why they removed the 2d version, since compiz is a resources killer. I hate that they removed all the configurations gnome had, every time I enter Unity i feel in some kind of virtual prison, can’t touch anything can’t change anything, what’s linux in that?? :(
However, i fell in love with the HUD (Menus search), and probably will find a way to use it outside unity sometime soon.

So as i said, even though Unity has it’s own awesome features, for a long time I felt I no longer control my machine, and wanted to switch back to Fluxbox, but couldn’t find time.. Until now :)

Fluxbox Desktop

Of course using anything different from Unity on Ubuntu isn’t always an easy task, and I had my own challanges on the way. I promise to publish some notes on hacks i’ve done to make my Linux work faster and look better.

Dor.