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Stop complaining. We need a mainstream Linux. Think you're too 1337 for it? Use another distro.
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Is Unity's functionality any better? I know I don't like how it looks, but is it at least less buggy now?
Yeah, it's alot more polished and stable, feels as smooth as GNOME 2.
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You people are never happy. Linux will never catch on if they REMOVE stuff from the distro to make it "less bloated." Linux does not GET bloated in the first place. You could install 10,000 packages and it will still not BE bloated. I could install every DE and I would not have a bloated system. Yes, obviously it'll take up more space, but it doesn't slow down the system.

And Ubuntu has been getting better with every release, whether you think so or not.
The main issue that I see is that Canonical is trying to make it catch on instead of letting it catch on. The repositories, software center and updater alone make Linux easy enough to use to be mainstream.

I have a couple of computer challenged friends that always keep bringing towers over because they have viruses. I usually end up dual booting their Windows with some flavor of Linux and once they get used to the new office and media applications, they rarely even need to boot into Windows again.

While "bloated" may be subjective, because people will add or remove features and apps to suit their needs, the main point is that they should let people experience the OS for what it is instead of trying to make it look and feel like other OS's.

We do know about and already use other distros. I personally have not used or recommended Ubuntu vanilla for a while because I find some of the things get in the way and slow production rather than enrich the experience. To each their own, though.



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The main issue that I see is that Canonical is trying to make it catch on instead of letting it catch on. The repositories, software center and updater alone make Linux easy enough to use to be mainstream.

I have a couple of computer challenged friends that always keep bringing towers over because they have viruses. I usually end up dual booting their Windows with some flavor of Linux and once they get used to the new office and media applications, they rarely even need to boot into Windows again.

While "bloated" may be subjective, because people will add or remove features and apps to suit their needs, the main point is that they should let people experience the OS for what it is instead of trying to make it look and feel like other OS's.



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I agree, there are elements of other OSes in Unity (mainly Mac OS X), but I think that's a good thing, because then people switching from different OSes will feel more comfortable. And since GNOME 2 is pretty much dead and GNOME Shell is a trainwreck, Unity is a nice middle ground.
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I'm a noob with ubuntu/mint whatever distro. I try to keep it slim and trim, but when that auto updater fires up there is a ton of stuff listed of which, being a noob, have no idea if its essential, and of course searching/googling leads me back to 2009 or whatever. In the end I always mess something up customizing, and end up back to my windows partition ><
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Kubuntu is probably the most well rounded and consistent of the Ubuntu flavors. Things used to be the other way round. Still there are better KDE distros, I happen to be using one right now.
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Stop complaining. We need a mainstream Linux. Think you're too 1337 for it? Use another distro.
I'm at least complaining because if Canonical doesn't fix some of the issues with Ubuntu, it won't become mainstream. Ubuntu started me off with Linux, and from there I learned a lot and migrated to other distros, but I still love that it's there to help newcomers out and attract people toward Linux.
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I'm a noob with ubuntu/mint whatever distro. I try to keep it slim and trim, but when that auto updater fires up there is a ton of stuff listed of which, being a noob, have no idea if its essential, and of course searching/googling leads me back to 2009 or whatever. In the end I always mess something up customizing, and end up back to my windows partition ><
Linux will auto update applications, drivers, and the other components of the OS. Being up to date is a major part of the security of the OS, so you should update whatever is available. A lot of the time files are overwritten with new ones so not much extra space is needed. Though if you find the OS taking too much space, you should remove unused apps and features rather than refusing updates.

That is the beauty of multiple distros, you can find the one that closest matches your needs, to keep things slimmed down rather than having to remove a bunch of stuff to save space.



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More importantly, how well does GNOME Shell run? It's at least supported without a silly PPA now.
    
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