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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Take the Long View
by Peter Besenbruch on Sat 15th Oct 2011 18:09 UTC
Peter Besenbruch
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2006-03-13

In all the "Sturm und Drang" concerning destop environment changes it's good to remember a few of things.

People who transition from Ubuntu LTS to LTS releases do not encounter such painful changes. Moving from Lucid to Precise, the user will encounter a Unity interface with two rounds of polishing and improvements. Seen in this light, the improvements in Oneiric make me cautiously optimistic.

The same applies to Gnome 3. Here the stakes are higher, but I see the same progress. 3.4 will be released in time for Ubuntu Precise and the freeze to Debian Wheezy, not to mention other, RPM based distros. With 3.2 already an improvement over 3.0, I am again cautiously optimistic.

Those who choose to upgrade every six months should be more open to changes and pain.

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