Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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I'm in the minority but
by darknexus on Mon 24th Jun 2013 05:56 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

I actually like Unity for the most part. It's the right combination of originality, also borrowing from OS X and Windows where appropriate. What I don't like are other tings about Ubuntu, e.g. the Amazon searching by default, as well as the fact that Canonical seem to have an issue actually making a stable system most of the time. 13.04 is their first stable release for me in a long, long while, which I find amusing as 12.04 is the LTS release that crashed on me constantly.

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RE: I'm in the minority but
by moondevil on Mon 24th Jun 2013 06:26 in reply to "I'm in the minority but"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I also like Ubuntu LTS, except for the update that makes certain broadcom drivers only work in IPv6 mode.

Now I have to use a cable to talk to my IPv4 router, while my other OSs are happily talking to it.

Since 1994, no matter how much GNU/Linux improves, tinkering is always required. Problem is I no longer have the same disposition as I used to have. ;)

Edited 2013-06-24 06:27 UTC

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RE[2]: I'm in the minority but
by Laurence on Mon 24th Jun 2013 06:37 in reply to "RE: I'm in the minority but"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I'm yet to find an OS that doesn't require tinkering. OS's are so massively complicated beasts these days that it's impossible to cater for all personal preferences and hardware ranges out of the box.

As the saying goes: you can please some of the people some of the time. But you cannot please everyone all of the time.

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