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 bornagainenguin on Sat 5th Jan 2013 19:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by woegjiub"
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woegjiub posted...

Wikipedia traffic shows that Ubuntu has more than an order of magnitude more users than mint.

Yes, and of those numbers of Ubuntu users--how many are still running Lucid 10.04 LTS? Or Natty 11.04 despite the end of support only three months ago? I imagine some of those saw the writing on the wall and migrated back to Lucid, which as an LTS would be supported longer.

In fact support for Lucid 10.04 doesn't end until April this year. With a bit of luck some people might manage to piggyback onto the server release which has life until 2015! Isn't it a bit early to decide that simply because the system is running Ubuntu still it means that users have accepted Unity?

Isn't it much more reasonable to assume that the facts aren't completely in yet, and won't be known until it is no longer possible to run Gnome 2.xx on an official Ubuntu release?

woegjiub posted...
The vocal minority that continues to decry the loss of the gnome2 desktop really need to get over the fact that there are a lot of people out there who *really like unity*.

Are we really a minority? Really? Personally I hated Unity from the beginning from way back when it was still called Netbook Remix. It simply didn't work as well for me as Gnome 2.xx did. I've tried it over and over again at the insistence of trolls like you who insist that if I'd give it another chance I'd grow to love it--if I only really really really tried it with an open mind, I'd like it as much as you do.

I never have. It simply doesn't work as well for me as the old Gnome 2.xx way of doing things. By the very presence of that vocal number of users who say the same I'm not alone in thinking so.

You want to run Unity as your desktop? Great! No one is stopping you, we just want to continue using the wonderful Gnome 2.xx desktop that drew us to Ubuntu in the first place. Why is that so threatening?


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