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Which one is better?

Which one is efficient?

Which one is mature?

Which one is hotter?

Who has compared both for pros and cons?

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closed as not constructive by htorque, Oli Apr 12 '11 at 12:53

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Your questions aren't all answerable (eg 'better' is entirely opinion - you would need to ask 'better for purpose X') but what can be said is:

  • Unity 3D provides a 3D desktop, with Gnome as a fallback for computers that can't run Unity 3d
  • Gnome is much more mature
  • Unity 3D requires far greater resources, but this doesn't imply greater or lesser efficiency - it does a lot more, visually.
  • Hotter?? What do you mean? Is this similar to better?
  • The folks at Ubuntuforums seem to have done some comparitive testing, but I don't see any major results out yet

I would advise updating your question to give your needs, then it may be easier to provide comments about which is better for those needs.

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Neither Unity nor GNOME Shell can be considered mature. Both haven't yet been part of a release of a major distribution, so there haven't been "real world" testing by a larger user base. – htorque Apr 12 '11 at 12:55
@htorque - ooh - good point, sorry, I misread that – Rory Alsop Apr 12 '11 at 13:04

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