+Melvin Garcia well, for me yes..iam usin windows extension list, and places extension, weather extension, themes extension and few others, that make it real good..but not everyone needs it like i do.
How about choice? Unity 2d was less CPU hungry than Unity 3d, which is why I chose it (less CPU wakeups, from empirical analysis). My laptop has an intel HD gpu, but I don't want Unity 3d and all its bling, I don't want to waste watts on eye candy.
Good to hear, so their not removing it they are just providing two versions now. One with a accelerated graphic interface, and one with a cpu interface with an open source graphic driver from what understanding..
Ran 12.04 from Alpha to final and with each progression it got worse. I feel like the release went in complete reverse, so I tried Debian wheezy which was a total bust with ATI cards (wasn't interested in hacking drivers to get them to work). Fedora seems to be the answer for the desktop, liking the Gnome 3 with shell extensions and Scientific Linux for the server box. Unity just seems to be just to clumsy with compiz, maybe it's better on different hardware but that's not really what I'm looking for on my desktop.
+Melvin Garcia I wiped the system right about RC2 and then again after release thinking maybe I borked something during the transitions but it just wasn't very good. Now I hear that they might be forking the kernel (ubuntu kernel) or something as such?
+Derek J.D. Did you install package firmware-linux-nonfree on Debian Wheezy? Debian doesn't install any non-free firmware/drivers (unlike Ubuntu), so it isn't much friendly for less experienced users.