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New name for the Ubuntu 12.10 distribution. Time for a new design?

The Ubuntu 12.10 distribution has a new name and there are plans for a new look as well, with plans for a new form factor, is it finally time to remove the retarded Unity desktop and move to something that is less demanding on resources and more familiar to previous Windows users that might want to move to Linux to avoid the Windows 8 Metro design. I think it is, the Linux Mint distribution is very popular now that it has the Cinnamon desktop. Of course, despite what canonical might replace Unity with, you may type sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop or sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop and replace the Unity interface with something that is easier and more fun to use. KDE 4.8 has far more customization options than the Unity desktop, you may configure it to look rather like Gnome 2, or Windows 7. There are even themes available to make KDE 4.8.0 look just like the old KDE 3.4 desktop. Xfce can look just like the Gnome 2 desktop, I am fond of using it on Debian 6.0, much faster than Unity. Gnome Shell works a little better than the Unity desktop does, and it can be made to look how you wish with various extensions. For a machine with lower specifications that you were wishing to install Ubuntu on, lubuntu-desktop is one nice option that will run well on a slower machine and make a fast machine run even faster. The main question is what new design should the Ubuntu distribution adopt in future? Something unique would be good, something that is actually usable as well as very fast and sleek that can actually compete with the Windows and Macintosh desktops and bring more users to the Linux platform.

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