The best thing about using Linux instead of using Windows, is that when you install a new piece of hardware on your machine or plug-in a USB device and set it up, there is no juggling CD`s and searching the Internet for updated drivers to get the hardware working, for the most part; it will be set up for you when you plug it in, without too much heartbreak and frustration usually associated with using Microsoft Windowstm. This is why we use Linux, and not having to install Norton 360 and Spybot is also a good selling point for free and open source software. With the release of the Ubuntu distribution that paved the way for more user friendly and usable Linux distributions that dominate the computing press now like Linux Mint and Ubuntu 11.04. The Gnome 3.0 interface made its début in the Fedora Core 15 release and it is a quite different desktop with an upgrade to GTK 3.0 and the new interface that is a whole new look for the venerable Gnome desktop. The Unity desktop that was unveiled in the Ubuntu 11.04 desktop is another new interface that has had mixed reviews on Linux websites. Thankfully Linux Mint 11 kept the Gnome 2.32.1 desktop that is very easy to use and fast.
Changing the Linux interface will not please everyone, but we must understand that this is inevitable and having a unified desktop environment for the Linux desktop should be a prime goal of developers around the world. This will help new users take up the Linux operating system if there is a standard desktop for every Linux distribution. What do you think?