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Oh, and Ubuntu > Windows. Yeah, I said it.
Sure it t has the Unity shell, but it's still Linux. While Windows, is well, Windows.

Very true, and for the majority of people Ubuntu works. It's just a few extremists like myself that feel a need to run barebones ( or as close as possible ).

I wouldn't need a barebones, but I also woudn't want ubuntu either. still, ubuntu>windows. anything_else>windows
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I wouldn't need a barebones, but I also woudn't want ubuntu either. still, ubuntu>windows. anything_else>windows

Need is subjective, nobody needs barebones. It just comes down to wants. I don't like having my system filled with a lot of stuff id likely never use, like pre-packaged DE programs that come with gnome, kde, etc, or having services started that I don't know about ( and possible default passwords that haven't been changed by not knowing the services are started ), etc.

I just find it easier for me to start from the bottom and work up, mainly because I don't add that much to my installs, aside from absolute essentials.
post #33 of 41
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I wouldn't need a barebones, but I also woudn't want ubuntu either. still, ubuntu>windows. anything_else>windows

Need is subjective, nobody needs barebones. It just comes down to wants. I don't like having my system filled with a lot of stuff id likely never use, like pre-packaged DE programs that come with gnome, kde, etc, or having services started that I don't know about ( and possible default passwords that haven't been changed by not knowing the services are started ), etc.

I just find it easier for me to start from the bottom and work up, mainly because I don't add that much to my installs, aside from absolute essentials.

thats why I perfer xfce to gnome/kde. little to no unneeded services. xfce for me pre-packaged for one to use but not for what one might use. where as a plain wm is packaged so one can build what one uses. i've used both and like both.
post #34 of 41
My goto for new installs is Linux Mint KDE. It 'just works' most of the time and KDE is a little more familiar to most users than Gnome 3 or Unity (which are both terrible UI's anyway)
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My goto for new installs is Linux Mint KDE. It 'just works' most of the time and KDE is a little more familiar to most users than Gnome 3 or Unity (which are both terrible UI's anyway)

Out of the box.

But that's the beauty of Linux. You aren't stuck with that box. You can travel as far out of it as you want to get exactly what you want.
post #36 of 41
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Out of the box.
But that's the beauty of Linux. You aren't stuck with that box. You can travel as far out of it as you want to get exactly what you want.

If you are willing to, and have the skill to, make a new GUI.

But thats what themes are for.
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If you are willing to, and have the skill to, make a new GUI.
But thats what themes are for.

Themes, Extensions, Plugins, Mouse Cursors, Icons, Different WM's ( Compiz/Beryl for example ), and more.

You're never stuck with what is just given to you by default.
post #38 of 41
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Out of the box.
But that's the beauty of Linux. You aren't stuck with that box. You can travel as far out of it as you want to get exactly what you want.

If I'm going to hack on my UI, I'd rather do it with QML and C++ (truthfully, I'd rather use lisp, but that's just a dream). Unity offers QML/Qt, but compared to the extensive KDE offerings, it doesn't stand a chance. Gnome is programmed in C and GTK isn't that great to work with compared with Qt (and the C++ style object-oriented programming makes it a little easier IMO).

I'm a firm believer in choice, but since Plasma/Qt can be used to create any UI one could imagine and is so good to work with, why look farther? (except if looking for a good lisp option biggrin.gif )
post #39 of 41
adopt apple,isnt gw2 avail also on apple?
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Got to love Linux, so many options, so different. Yet, all so much better than Windows.
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