Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 21:33 UTC, submitted by mahmudinashar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ah, it's that time of the year again. We already had this up on the sidebar, but I figured we'd turn it into a proper front page item - mostly because I want to discuss the move by the Ubuntu team to no longer install GNOME 2 as the 'classic' desktop option - which pretty much ends any and all involvement for me with Ubuntu (KDE 4 here I come). There's more to this than just that, of course, so those of you who do like Unity still have enough reason to upgrade.
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Xfce is the right place to go
by sicofante on Thu 13th Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
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I don't quite get how people can move to KDE from Gnome. For me applications are much more important than DE. If I move to Xfce I can stay on Gnome apps. If I move to KDE, I'll have a hard time using Gnome apps there (they just look and feel afwul). I'm not changing my favourite apps for a DE. So the only natural choice is moving to Xfce.

BTW, I'm not in a hurry either. I can happily live with 11.04 for a while. I have hopes that either Gnome Shell or Unity will become more customizable and it's just a matter of time someone comes along with a proper interface for power users. Let's not forget Gnome 2 was almost never used "vanilla" style. Every significant distro (especially Ubuntu) customized and patched it heavily. That's what will happen to Gnome 3 and its two current shells, Gnome's and Unity.

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