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The golden days of Ubuntu
by Jason Bourne on Thu 29th Mar 2012 16:25 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

Nostalgia. I remember when Ubuntu 9.10 was actually a superior product than Windows XP SP3 and Vista. Then Windows 7 came, and people decided that GNOME 2.8 continuation would be the smartphone'd UI GNOME Shell. Some space traveler also thought that he could make a trip to Pluto hoping everyone would buy his idea - and Unity came. It's hard these days which distro you should recommend, people are considering more going Microsoft.

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RE: The golden days of Ubuntu
by tuma324 on Thu 29th Mar 2012 16:54 in reply to "The golden days of Ubuntu"
tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

Nostalgia. I remember when Ubuntu 9.10 was actually a superior product than Windows XP SP3 and Vista. Then Windows 7 came, and people decided that GNOME 2.8 continuation would be the smartphone'd UI GNOME Shell. Some space traveler also thought that he could make a trip to Pluto hoping everyone would buy his idea - and Unity came. It's hard these days which distro you should recommend, people are considering more going Microsoft.


I think tons of people are considering dumping Microsoft more than ever with the upcoming Windows 8.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Apparently some ubby-fanboys did not like what I wrote, LOL. What can I do? Nevertheless, Windows 8 is set to be a flop, that is very true.

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RE: The golden days of Ubuntu
by Nth_Man on Fri 30th Mar 2012 08:06 in reply to "The golden days of Ubuntu"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Would be the smartphone'd [...] shell.

It's hard these days which distro you should recommend

Somebody could recommend a non-smartphoned user distribution. Kubuntu comes to my mind (yeah, maybe that's because what I'm using now :-), with 5 years of user support if he also pays Canonical, but there must be also other right distributions.

Edited 2012-03-30 08:09 UTC

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RE: The golden days of Ubuntu
by Lennie on Fri 30th Mar 2012 16:20 in reply to "The golden days of Ubuntu"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I know what I'll be doing, it seems GNOME fallback in Ubuntu is fixed in 12.04:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/03/gnome-classic-in-ubuntu-12-04-it...

So you have a GNOME3 based GNOME2 desktop.

I have no problems with running LTS for a while and maybe even move to Debian when wheezy has ben released.

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Digihooman Member since:
2010-05-01

I was using squeeze until January and switched to Wheezy. I am no uber geek, just an old distro tart, but I find it pretty good on my AMD Phenom/Gigabyte combo. There have been plenty of updates but all good... could be worth a try now.

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