Linked by Moochman on Sat 2nd Dec 2017 00:06 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

Ars Technica once again provides us with an in-depth Ubuntu review:

If you've been following the Linux world at all, you know this has been an entire year for spring cleaning. Early in 2017, Canonical stopped work on its homegrown Unity desktop, Mir display server, and its larger vision of 'convergence' - a unified interface for Ubuntu for phones, tablets, and desktops.

And now almost exactly six years after Ubuntu first switched from GNOME 2 to the Unity desktop, that has been dropped, too. The distro is back to GNOME, and Canonical recently released Ubuntu 17.10, a major update with some significant changes coming to the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system.

In light of the GNOME switch, this release seems like more of a homecoming than an entirely new voyage. But that said, Ubuntu 17.10 simultaneously feels very much like the start of a new voyage for Ubuntu.

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RE[4]: No difference
by Temcat on Sat 2nd Dec 2017 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No difference"
Temcat
Member since:
2005-10-18

How would you rate the latest MATE?

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RE[5]: No difference
by Morgan on Sun 3rd Dec 2017 02:36 in reply to "RE[4]: No difference"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Performance wise, I'd say it's between Xfce and Cinnamon. I currently run it on a Raspberry Pi 3 via Ubuntu MATE Edition and it's quite nice on that little board. It's not quite an everyday desktop experience but then no OS/DE is on the Pi.

On a regular desktop machine I like it but I prefer Xfce as that's what I've used the most over the years.

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