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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YMMV but
by Moochman on Mon 4th Dec 2017 13:52 UTC
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I use Gnome 3 at work every day and with the Dash-to-Dock extension it feels perfectly natural. Using Fedora and now Ubuntu on a 3-year-old i7 laptop with integrated graphics - in comparison to Windows 7 it really flies, haven't had a performance hiccup yet.

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RE: YMMV but
by Alfman on Mon 4th Dec 2017 15:52 in reply to "YMMV but"
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2011-01-28

Moochman,

I use Gnome 3 at work every day and with the Dash-to-Dock extension it feels perfectly natural. Using Fedora and now Ubuntu on a 3-year-old i7 laptop with integrated graphics - in comparison to Windows 7 it really flies, haven't had a performance hiccup yet.



I wish I had a 3 year old i7 laptop, I have a 6 year old i3 that I bought used, haha. For average tasks it's still usable, but it can be painfully slow for some of the development I throw at it. I've been looking for something to replace it, but I'm finding that for the same budget as before, higher spec laptops have not really become more affordable. It's just hard to justify spending alot for a new laptop that serves as my secondary machine.

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