Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 21:23 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Linux "Ubuntu, once the darling of desktop Linux and the overwhelmingly popular choice for newcomers, may soon lose that role to Mint." I switched to Mint KDE, and have no intention of going back. By the way, KDE4 is finally good (don't hit me, Aaron) - fast, fluid, stable, pretty, and thanks to its versatility, a joy to use after a few hours of tweaking. Just... Please, unify Plasma and the regular widget style. This is insanity.
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RE: Comment by woegjiub
by ndrw on Fri 4th Jan 2013 11:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by woegjiub"
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Re: "unity bashing"

Unity isn't a bad idea, it is just poorly executed. For two releases it was an unstable and slow mess unsuitable for a production use. Now, when most issues have been ironed out, it is all the minor quirks and lack of configurability that come and bite you. Having said that, Unity has all the basic desktop features and I could imagine myself using Unity, which is a lot more than I could say about Gnome Shell.

As for the number of users, I am using Xfce on my laptop yet it still presents itself as a plain Ubuntu installation. I guess that will be the case for all Ubuntu (not just Unity) users unless they have explicitly installed a Xubuntu, Kubuntu or Lubuntu version.

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