Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 22:49 UTC
Windows For weeks - if not months - I've been trying to come up with a way to succinctly and accurately explain why, exactly, Windows 8 rubs me the wrong way, usability-wise. I think I finally got it.
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Xubuntu, my solution
by gagol on Wed 16th May 2012 03:15 UTC
gagol
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2012-05-16

I for one don't like the trend of devoting huge chunks of ram, OPENGL and CPU just to run a "COOL" interface that try to think for me, please let my apps use the resources. It just reminds me clippy and annoy me. The WIMP is very effective, everybody knows how it works and it is very flexible, and that is why I switched to XFCE through Xubuntu. I use it to do some light nodejs development, 3D work in blender, video with Cinelerra, edit my vectors using Inkscape, work my audio files using Audacity... and it just works and get out of the way.

The only thing it lacks is a more comprehensive settings manager out of the box.

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RE: Xubuntu, my solution
by Gullible Jones on Fri 18th May 2012 14:02 in reply to "Xubuntu, my solution"
Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

I for one don't like the trend of devoting huge chunks of ram, OPENGL and CPU just to run a "COOL" interface that try to think for me, please let my apps use the resources.

This, very much. I really don't understand how sacrificing functionality for appearance became the norm over the last few years, yet here we are with Aero and Gnome Shell and company. Must needs have more eyecandy, lololololololololol!!!11

(You know what's funny though? When I was a teenager I was whining about AIGLX not working. Now I hate it and wish it had never been invented. Always be careful what you wish for.)

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