I’ve reinstalled standard Ubuntu on my netbook.
Because I’m not sure about the new UNE layout, and I don’t necessarily want or need desktop effects. Also, I like having more than one desktop, and I found that to be a huge disadvantage to UNE.
So, how do I manage my windows, you ask? Well, alt-tab works well, but there’s a window menu switcher for your panel; I use that to switch between windows with the mouse. Simple.
As you can see, I have the standard menu, the window manager menu, deskbar, a quick-access terminal, workspace switcher, tray, applets, etc.
This takes up less room than the setup of the Maverick UNE. Not that I mind that, but I’d rather have more screen space.
I also seem to get more battery power out of standard Ubuntu than I do UNE. Strange, but I guess that’s fine. I have a large enough screen (10.1″) so it’s not a big deal to lose a few pixels up top. I’d rather have the pixels to the left; I hate horizontal scrolling.
I might give UNE another shot in the next LTS version. The new setup is kind of beta, in my opinion. We’ll see how it matures.
Edit for punctuation fixes.