bthylafh wrote:I ended up switching to Kubuntu 11.10. Not 100% happy with the change, but KDE 4 has gotten a lot better since the .0 release.
Madman wrote:Are those KUbuntu and XUbuntu versions equally well supported? Or am I going to get into a whole new set of problems?
I'm still kinda noob in Linux.
just brew it! wrote:Xubuntu - Uses the XFCE desktop. Meant to be a lightweight alternative to GNOME.
Madman wrote:Installed both packages, and so far Kde seems to be a whole lot better than everything else, a lot more polished and usefull.
just brew it! wrote:IMO it is non-optimal for a "normal" desktop system, as you've also discovered.
Bryanl wrote:If you've got to ask if a newer version is worse or not, you are probably in the spot of 'if it works, don't fix it' - that's the reason there's a lot of legacy software out there. COBOL makes for an interesting case study on that.
just brew it! wrote:Ubuntu flavors in a nutshell...
bryanl wrote:From the OP, I don't see the question as being about Ubuntu. Instead it needs to be such things as rpm or deb, readily available application library and software installation maintenance, kernel version and video driver versions, X version (or wait for Wayland?) default security model, support community and options, and so on.
Hoo boy, where to even start on your misconceptions?
Madman wrote:But for now I resorted to stay with 10.04, and so far I have zero issues with it. Everything works out of the box, no glitches, no hangs, no custom installs. A good, stable, productive OS, just what I needed.
Madman wrote:GUI sucks, why, why, why?!!!! Where is the classic desktop, or something like W7? Was it done for tablets? I have a friggin 1920x1080+1280x1024 super miniature one without specks of fingertips right in front of me!!!
ultima_trev wrote:You can switch to the classic desktop on the login screen. The small gear icon adjacent to the username gives you interface options, just switch to Ubuntu 2D to revert to metacity rather than Unity.
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