Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Dec 2010 22:54 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yet another possible change in Ubuntu's core components: they're mulling over replacing GDM with LightDM. Why? Well: "Faster - the greeter doesn't require an entire GNOME session to run. More flexible - multiple greeters are supported through a well defined interface. This allows Ubuntu derivatives to use the same display manager (e.g. Kubuntu, Lubuntu etc.). Simpler codebase - similar feature set in ~5000 lines of code compared to 50000 in GDM. Supports more usecases - first class support for XDMCP and multihead."
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RE[2]: nice
by stabbyjones on Sat 11th Dec 2010 04:14 UTC in reply to "RE: nice"
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

Ubuntu = New and 'crazy' things on top of a snapshot of Debian which means they can be implemented quicker and easier than changing Debian itself.

Debian = Test, Freeze, Release. which seems to take about 2yrs a release at the moment.

I like the Debian approach better which is why I don't use Ubuntu. You should probably do the same if it causes you this much stress.

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RE[3]: nice
by raid996 on Sat 11th Dec 2010 08:27 in reply to "RE[2]: nice"
raid996 Member since:
2010-03-02

I agree 100% with you, but let me add one more thing, I actually like ubuntu very very much because it got me to the linux world 5 years ago, to the point I now work as a Linux junior IT consultant.

Many times, speaking about Ubuntu, people talk about these regressions. By talking further into the problems they have run up against I often find out that their regression is almost every time related to non-LTS releases.

In my opinion, and I believe general critics support this, is that LTS releases are stable and polished as one expects it to be.
Then IF your a sucker for new features like myself and install the new ubuntu release every six months then it's just normal that you'll also get the other side of the coin which is basically occasional fallbacks in HW support, or bugged features or speed....

You have choice as a ubuntu user, you can choose stability over feature-richness or the other way around. And if you really not ok with ubuntu, then there's plenty of choice outside of it too.

But wanting everything at the cost of nothing is simply not posible.

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RE[3]: nice
by Sauron on Sat 11th Dec 2010 09:56 in reply to "RE[2]: nice"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

I agree, Debian is the distro to go for if stability is what your after. For me, it can't happen soon enough for Ubuntu to "innovate" themselves into oblivion. It is the most bug ridden, crash happy Linux distro I have ever come across. At times even updates break the entire system to the point of unusable, why there is so many other distro's using it as a base for their own I will never understand. I mean it's not as if Debian can't be customized and made into a great desktop OS, installing Ultamatix does most of this work for you which results in a Debian install that far surpasses Ubuntu and is most importantly stable.

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