Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2016 20:11 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

Ubuntu, the platform used in the majority of cloud deployments worldwide, today released version 16.10 with hybrid cloud operations, bare-metal cloud performance, the ability to lift-and-shift 80% of Linux VMs to machine containers, Kubernetes for world-leading process-container coordination, full container support in OpenStack, and telco-grade networking latency enhancements.

...this isn't really about the desktop anymore, is it?

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RE[6]: I stick to KDE
by DeadFishMan on Fri 14th Oct 2016 19:11 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I stick to KDE"
DeadFishMan
Member since:
2006-01-09

I don't understand when people claim this... have you actually used any other distribution?

Sure:

- Slackware
- Red-Hat
- Mandrake
- Mandriva
- SuSE
- Yggdrasil
- Debian
- Ubuntu

Dual booting desktops since 1995 and laptops since 1999.

Only Mandrake and Ubuntu provided me a pleasant out of the box experience on laptops with full support for the hardware.


Sure, but have you actually used one in the last 10 years or so? Seriously now...

After installing Debian on my current laptop about two years ago, the only thing I had to install manually was the firmware blob for the Bluetooth adapter and BOOM! I was up and running.

In fact, I was even surprised to see that my networked printer was automatically detected and fully set up by Avahi! No need to hunt for drivers nor anything like that... Take that, Windows!

And that's Debian, supposedly one of the hard-to-use distros. And except for slightly less battery life compared to Windows 10 on the same machine, everything Just Work (TM).

Honestly, I don't think that people claiming that Linux hasn't made great strides in usability in the last decade or so have actually looked at the damn thing in the last 10 or so years...

And yeah, it also bugs the hell outta me seeing Ubuntu getting credit for the heavy lifting done by RedHat and others in the Linux community...

Edited 2016-10-14 19:12 UTC

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RE[7]: I stick to KDE
by moondevil on Fri 14th Oct 2016 19:23 in reply to "RE[6]: I stick to KDE"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Eee PC 1215B recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Bought in 2012 via the Amazon Germany with official support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

The only laptop I still use with GNU/Linux natively, all the others have GNU/Linux VMs on them.

Edited 2016-10-14 19:25 UTC

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RE[8]: I stick to KDE
by Lunitik on Sat 15th Oct 2016 00:06 in reply to "RE[7]: I stick to KDE"
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

Thank you, this explains your post.

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RE[7]: I stick to KDE
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 17th Oct 2016 14:07 in reply to "RE[6]: I stick to KDE"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You can tell he hasn't seriously looked at other distros by that list.

Notice RedHat is on it, and not Fedora.

Mandriva and Mandrake ... Dying and dead.

Slackware: not anyone's idea of an easy to use system...

Missing: Arch/Gentoo/Mint/Puppy Dog

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RE[8]: I stick to KDE
by moondevil on Mon 17th Oct 2016 16:14 in reply to "RE[7]: I stick to KDE"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

No, one can tell that I have better things to do with my life than trying every single Linux distribution listed on Distrowatch since 1995.

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