Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:37 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Donating to software projects - or, more accurately, open source projects. It's hardly new, it's hardly rare, and I'm sure most of us have donated at some point. That's probably why Canonical has opened Ubuntu up for donations - but with a twist.
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Humble Ubuntu Bundle
by rklrkl on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:46 UTC
rklrkl
Member since:
2005-07-06

Hmmm, well it's worse than Fedora and I pay nothing for that, so can I slide the amounts to -$2 each and get them to pay me $16 for running it? :-)

One of the options should be "put back the GNOME 2 desktop as it was" - I might have even chipped in to do that!

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RE: Humble Ubuntu Bundle
by 1c3d0g on Thu 11th Oct 2012 05:47 in reply to "Humble Ubuntu Bundle"
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

It's already there. It's called Cinnamon, or if you like to hang on to old crud, MATE.

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RE: Humble Ubuntu Bundle
by the_wipet_biscuit on Thu 11th Oct 2012 16:11 in reply to "Humble Ubuntu Bundle"
the_wipet_biscuit Member since:
2011-10-22

People are mad that Unity was "forced" to "everyone", but the same people want to "force" an old Gnome2 desktop to everyone using Ubuntu, even if others like Unity better...

If you don't like Ubuntu, you can use one of the many derivatives, or another distro, or install another DE...

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RE[2]: Humble Ubuntu Bundle
by BushLin on Thu 11th Oct 2012 18:56 in reply to "RE: Humble Ubuntu Bundle"
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

or... give the option for both?

I don't have a problem with the concept of Unity, even if it's just to stop someone like my mum launching 15 copies of Firefox but I think most people who find Unity isn't for them would argue for choice instead.

Ubuntu 12.04 is available in just about every possible dressing except Gnome 2, the popularity of Linux Mint could be largely attributed to this demand not being met officially.

Just a shame they don't seem to care very much about resolving stuff like this:
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=157&t=108859

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