My ThinkPad X220 was last clean-installed with 14.04 in 2015 and has since been upgraded through many releases. Just upgraded it to 20.04, and Unity is still wonderful. 😍 Just needs s Yaru theme to finish it off 😂

@popey one of the people in my project group at University has an X220, though he uses Arch, btw. 😛️

The other has a T450s. I'm a huge fan of that computer, what an excellent machine! I'm thinking of replacing my 2013 Asus Zenbook with one of those.

I think it's awful Lenovo has started making its successors without the removable battery.

@RasmusLindegaard The X220 is a great machine. I'm tempted to get a couple more :D

@popey I honestly detest the 'old' lenovo keyboards... Recall your recent UserError episode, where you mentioned the feel of a fork grinding over your teeth? ( 😛️ ) thinking about describing the feel of those exact laptop keyboards brings that part of your podcast to mind...

Sorry about that, wasn't a nice thing to mention, was it? 😬️

Did you actually like Unity, or were you one of those who rejoiced when Ubuntu changed back to Gnome?


@RasmusLindegaard I loved Unity and still do. It's faster and has better UX than most other desktop environments.

@popey I concur. I was one of those who thought it was an upgrade. And though Mr. Wimpress and co. has done an excellent job turning Gnome 3 into something usable (20.04 really does look good) I am not certain that Unity did not have more potential.

Anyhow, it does look rather aged these days, it's funny how quickly that happens 😛️

@popey @RasmusLindegaard
Out of general curiousity, what is your current favourite desktop environment or window manager?

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