I have recently installed Ubuntu with the hopes of doing software development in a Linux environment.
However, coming from a Windows 7 environment, I can't help but notice how the default Ubuntu GUI (Unity) feels so unsharp, uncrisp, unresponsive, bloated, taking up too much space, etc.
For example, in Windows 7, the fonts are small but sharp and crisp, and the windows, forms and controls take up just the right amount of space. Using Ubuntu Unity, instead it feels as if the desktop shrunk in size and everything feels so cluttered.
What can I do to make my Ubuntu experience feel less cramped, and make it feel more sharp, crisp and responsive, at least to what we're accustomed to in Windows?