Ubuntu 12.04LTS released

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Re: Ubuntu 12.04LTS released

Postposted on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:42 am

bthylafh wrote:Wheezy /is/ the current version in Testing; as such the two are equivalent until Wheezy becomes stable.

I've considered returning to Debian, believe me.



You're right it is, but using "wheezy" as the apt repo instead of "testing" made a difference for me. There was a Debian document that talks about the difference, but I can't find it at the moment.
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04LTS released

Postposted on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:24 am

kc77 wrote:I guess I'm a glutton for punishment (** dons fire suit **) but Gnome Shell kicks Unity's butt everyday even on Sundays.

+10000000

Unity is the sole reason why I abandoned Ubuntu.

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Flatland_Spider wrote:Gnome is dangerously close to re-implementing the registry with GConf

At least the data is stored in individual per-application XML files instead of binary blobs.

With no gotchas of null terminated and null-nonterminated strings, and awful API, ahhh, the Windows registry nostalgia :lol:
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04LTS released

Postposted on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:30 am

Madman wrote:
kc77 wrote:I guess I'm a glutton for punishment (** dons fire suit **) but Gnome Shell kicks Unity's butt everyday even on Sundays.

+10000000

Unity is the sole reason why I abandoned Ubuntu.

If you were otherwise happy with Ubuntu, this seems like a case of throwing the baby out with the bath water. Why not just switch to Kubuntu/Xubuntu?

OTOH if you were thinking of switching distros anyway, Unity was probably as good an excuse as any. :wink:
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04LTS released

Postposted on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:38 am

IIRC, he wanted Cinnamon instead of GNOME 2, so he switched to Mint, and didn't really throw out the baby.
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04LTS released

Postposted on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:40 am

just brew it! wrote:
Madman wrote:Unity is the sole reason why I abandoned Ubuntu.

If you were otherwise happy with Ubuntu, this seems like a case of throwing the baby out with the bath water. Why not just switch to Kubuntu/Xubuntu?

OTOH if you were thinking of switching distros anyway, Unity was probably as good an excuse as any. :wink:


I tried Kubuntu and Xubuntu, and I never really got used to either of them. Kubuntu is a bit too gadgety for me, and single click/property pages seem to be unusual. Xubuntu was way too simplistic for my liking.

Also, I somehow feel safer with distro that's built from the ground up with a desktop environment integrated. And Mint surprised me very positively.
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04LTS released

Postposted on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:22 pm

FWIW there's an option to turn off the single-click behavior in KDE/Kubuntu and make the left mouse button behave more like it does in GNOME and Windows (i.e. double-click to open).
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04LTS released

Postposted on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:09 pm

SecretSquirrel wrote:Looks like you need to go get a Mac with OS X on it... I'm only being partly funny. My first thought when I saw the screen cap was "oh, thats a Mac."

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