[colug-432] More Centos^WUbuntu

William Yang wyang at gcfn.net
Tue Dec 20 17:36:50 EST 2011

One of the big things that's been holding me back from upgrading from 10.04
LTS to a more current Ubuntu has been Unity (that, and the fact that I
really prefer to use longer-term, more stable releases: I don't want to
spend my life upgrading all the time -- that's why I stopped using Gentoo!

I installed 11.04 on a dell netbook I got for free when I ordered a laptop
earlier this year.  The netbook sucks, but I figured I could set it up for
my kids, who have small hands and could use the undersized keyboard
appropriately.  But it became clear that it was a non-starter when my wife
(who's pretty technically advanced) could not figure out how to do anything
on the box without getting a tour from me.  Even then, she found that the
UI was so unfamiliar and so radically different that it really was

And my kids rejected it, too.  They prefer the familiar interfaces.

So I'm stuck with this netbook, that sucks, that even my kids won't use.
And the hardware's not supported on 10.04 (it is on 10.10, but behavior was


On 12/20/2011 03:19 PM, Rob Funk wrote:
> On Tuesday, December 20, 2011 02:54:15 PM Tom Cranston wrote:
>> I tried 11.10, and did not like it:
> The whole Unity vs Gnome Shell debacle makes me glad I use KDE (via Kubuntu). 
> It also seems to be an example of a desktop transition going even worse than 
> KDE4 did.
>> Apple was able to adapt to mobile devices w/out screwing up
>> the Desktop.
> Mac OS X Lion is Apple's first step in remaking the desktop to be like mobile. 
> There will be more.
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William Yang
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