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Poll Results: Is Ubuntu junk?

 
  • 31% (61)
    Yes
  • 68% (133)
    No
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Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post

Synaptic has never really been a default in either Ubuntu or the parent distro Debian. ....
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Originally Posted by -SE7EN- View Post

even though it may not have been default, it was (until recent version) an included package. ....

I'm pretty sure Synaptic used to be Ubuntu's default back before the Software Centre was released. I'm sure the 1st few times I tried Ubuntu (7 and 8 IIRC), that was the primary package management GUI (or maybe I'm thinking of Kubuntu?). I never really liked Ubuntu even back then though, so it never stuck around long.
post #242 of 294
Ubuntu doesn't suck
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Ubuntu is absolutely amazing, best OS I have ever used and will continue to use it.

Now the problem comes from not Ubuntu itself, but the New Unity GUI and the included apps. For the regular user (AKA coming from another OS), the choice of included apps, settings, and GUI makes sense. For people coming from previous Linux GUI's, or Linux power-users, the new Unity has taken a huge downturn.

I have yet to try to replace Unity though as I tend to use the terminal for most everything along with Gedit and the file manager. I remember on my old laptop playing with all the 3D Compiz effects and made Ubuntu look and act absolutely amazing, but as I said, have yet to replace Unity. For basic operations, it does it's job.

I guess personally I've stopped caring so much about customizing the GUI. Once I started minimizing the presence of the GUI by auto-hiding the tool bars, learning all the keyboard shortcuts, and becoming more comfortable with the terminal and seeing how much faster it is, the need for a OS GUI has become less and less.

Give me a canvas that I can set a slideshow or movie to with groups of desktop icons and a window grid and I'm happy.



TL:DR

Ubuntu as a core is amazing, the included default add-ons are a little lacking though.
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post #244 of 294
Sounds like you need to go with a base Debian install to cure your few issues with Ubuntu. thumb.gif

Barebones are the way to go. Build your own desktop from nothing but the essential.
post #245 of 294
Haven't read the whole thread, but Ubuntu is a great distribution and operating system in my opinion. Yeah, it's a bit fatter and runs slower than what can be accomplished with a bare bones Arch or Debian install, but what do you expect? It's not trying to be lightweight. And hell, it's probably the distribution that got your feet wet with Linux in the first place.
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post #246 of 294
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And hell, it's probably the distribution that got your feet wet with Linux in the first place.

That award belongs to Mandrake <3
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That award belongs to Mandrake <3

S.u.S.e for me.
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post #248 of 294
It was either Mandrake, Redhat, or SuSE. I was swapping between all 3 around the same sort of time before eventually settling on Slackware lol
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Haven't read the whole thread, but Ubuntu is a great distribution and operating system in my opinion.
It was basically about Ubuntu vs Mint, but that was about 20 pages ago lol
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post #250 of 294
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Don't mean to bump a ridiculously old thread, but I actually quite like the new Xubuntu. Very stable and fast indeedy.
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