* A new theme, the default is OK, but should be improved
* Better compatibility with qt and kde apps
* Start to looking for a new file manager. I suggest dolphin, is not that hard to hack!
* Keep improving performance
Practically 100% of systems that are powerful enough to run a composited desktop on llvmpipe have workable 3d hardware, with the exception of things like SERVERS, on which you would NEVER run a composited desktop since you can't afford to have the thing crash and burn.
The rest of the hardware that doesn't have working 3d hardware is NOT POWERFUL ENOUGH to run composited desktop on llvmpipe.
THAT INCLUDES x86!!!!!
The difference with Fedora, is that you can still go to System Settings --> Details --> Graphics --> Force Fallback, and achieve a usable desktop.
I'm having a nVidia GT-240 which suffers badly from performance problems with Unity. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...iz/+bug/964788
The only way for me to play a game was to switch to Unity2D. Now I'm having a problem and I believe I'm not the only one. This is quite a bad timing with the Steam release coming soon. Ubuntu might miss an opportunity here.
Because of this, as I am running bleeding edge Ubuntu 12.10 and using Nvidia proprietary driver, I have switched to the xubuntu-desktop(xfce) and using glx-dock as launcher. It looks pretty much as a carbon copy of the OSX-desktop, and is very low on resources. I may never go back to Unity as this works rather ok, but it is to early to say for sure