Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 17th Jul 2012 04:53 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Like Ubuntu's Unity interface? Great. If not, you can easily change it to look and act like Ubuntu used to. This tutorial shows how.
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RE[3]: My complain about unity
by Soulbender on Tue 17th Jul 2012 15:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My complain about unity"
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What's frustrating though is that these changes were pushed upon all existing users, for some of whom the new OS brought dubious benefits, regressive features, and had no easy way to revert to previous configurations.

Change happen, deal with it. Ok, that's a bit harsh but really, it's not like Ubuntu didn't tell anyone about their intentions ahead of time.

Choice has traditionally been the forte for linux distros above all other operating systems

And we still do with Fedora, Suse, Mint, (X|L)ubuntu etc etc all being available.

I think it's a shame to see this kind of partial totalitarian shift among the leading distributors of open source software.

I dunno about that. I kind of like that they're driven by a person (or company) with a clear vision of what they want.

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RE[4]: My complain about unity
by Alfman on Tue 17th Jul 2012 16:24 in reply to "RE[3]: My complain about unity"
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"Change happen, deal with it."

Respectfully, it is a terrible excuse to justify anything. You could say the same thing about government surveillance, etc. It's right to stand up against change when it is contrary to your freedoms. Yes, Ubuntu (and Apple, Microsoft, Google, etc) have a right to do what they want with their products, but the resulting criticism is never going to be appeased by a line like "change happen, deal with it". This line is as though someone is disappointed with criticism, but lacks a better rebuttal, you can do better!

"And we still do with Fedora, Suse, Mint, (X|L)ubuntu etc etc all being available."

Yes, it's great to have alternatives. We're fortunate in this case to have some. Most Ubuntu users could immediately switch to Mint, assuming they know about it in the first place.

A little quid pro quo... ;)

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Edited 2012-07-17 16:28 UTC

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Respectfully, it is a terrible excuse to justify anything.

Yes, that's why I said it's a bit harsh but as I also said that it was no secret what direction that they intended to take with GNOME3 (replace gnome-shell with unity).
There was plenty of time to educate yourself about alternatives.

This is a lot like a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. On one hand people complain that OSS does not invent and change but on the other hand when they do people complain that things aren't the way they used to.

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