Is it true that classic desktop will not be in 11.10

Asked by maxmick69 on 2011-06-07

Is it true that unity is to be default from now on and classic desktop will not be in 11.10 i am using 10.10 on my pavillion ze5700 as 11.04 was noticeably more greedy and it would not let me run extra visual effects or unity gui...
I know the specs of my laptop are low but isnt that what linux is designed for to run on lower spec machines..
I am able to run every version of ubuntu from 7.10 all the way to 11.04 but as said had to take a backward step and go with 10.10 as i couldnt run extra visual effects or the unity desktop and for the first time ubuntu ran slow....
What has happend is this the way of things to come is linux going the way of microsoft and getting ultra greedy on hardware...
I have HP pavillion ze5700 , 1gig ram ,40 gig drive the graphics is shared from 4mb to 128mb i tried all settings and couldnt get unity to run and hated the speed reduction please solve the issue ...
heres my pc specs below hope this helps at present I have the 10gig drive and all is superb with 10.10 ...

Hardware Information
   Motherboard name:
     0850
   Motherboard vendor:
     Hewlett-Packard
   BIOS vendor:
     Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
   BIOS version:
     KF_KH.F.25
   BIOS release date:
     05/03/2005
   CPU name:
     Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz
   CPU Mips:
     5581.45
   64 bit CPU?
     No
   CPU temperature
     46 C
   Total memory:
     969.6 MB
   Total swap:
     466 MBytes
   Audio card:
     ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
   Ethernet card:
     National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
Linux Information
   Host name:
     Pavilion-ze5700-PB822EA
   Current user:
     (UID: 1000, GID: 1000)
   Uptime:
     5 hours 8 minutes
   Kernel version:
     2.6.35-28-generic
   Kernel arch:
     i686
   Default shell:
     /bin/bash
   X server version:
     X.Org X Server 1.9.0
   GCC version:
     4.4.5
   Java version:
     1.6.0_20
   Python version:
     2.6.6
   GTK version:
     2.22.0
   PyGTK version:
     2.21.0
   Firefox version:
     Mozilla Firefox 3.6.17
   Ubuntu version:
     10.10
   GNOME version:
     2.32.0
   GNOME locale:
     en_GB.UTF-8

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Last query:
2011-06-07
Last reply:
2011-06-07

11.10 will use Unity 2D instead of the tried and tested Gnome desktop. You have a 2.8Ghz CPU and 1Gb RAM. That's far and away more power than I have dude. I believe it has a Mobility Radeon GPU which should be supported by the open driver. I suggest you expand your swap space to 2Gb. You currently don't even have enough to allow hibernation etc.

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