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As for the UI, it's intuitive, yes. But it sucks. Having a UI developed for Netbooks (what happened to them, did sales drop or something) or even worse, a mobile device , kinda doesn't work for laptops or desktops like mine.
With that said, i absolutely love the UI on netbooks.

Ubuntu is the best thing to happen the 4 hp 1030nr's i have in my house.
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Is it possible that Linux doesn't like certain hardware like motherboards. Because every since I got this TA890FXE I have not been able to get any Ubuntu or Kubuntu to install. Made numerous post here and Google till my fingers bled no luck on getting it to work.
Sometimes certain things just refuse to work, I had the same problem with XP and some guitar program I was trying to get to work, it worked fine when I reformatted (Which was odd as I had only installed the XP install less than a week prior), computers have all sorts of problems like this.
    
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I've been playing with linux for a couple years nows.

Ubuntu is like the VISTA Ultimate of the linux world.

So damn, clunky.

I much prefer "Lubuntu" (LXDE Varient with few packages).
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This might sounds shallow but the lack of window snap was my big turn off from ubuntu, maybe I'll try it now with this new interface.
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I use Debian Sid exclusively, but it is inevitable that once a major distro like Ubuntu follows something, the other will follow. I do not want this in the Debian repos. I preferred the stability of GNOME - KDE can be extremely buggy at times. It is also somewhat likely, if not inevitable that other UIs will follow - for example what's not to say XFCE will be using it in the coming years??. I like to have word's and icons, not just icons, and as a result find this theme confusing!
    
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I still wish they would work all the kinks and bugs out of the releases. I don't know, maybe support them for longer. Micro$oft and apple both seem to like to keep an OS going for around 5 years, sometimes longer. Why can't the linux distros do that? Just fill that time with all the patches, updates, and fixes that the OS needs. It seems like lucid just came out, and now they're already on 11. Lucid had a buggy, glitchy, picky interface. At least that is the experience that I had with it and its why I quit using it. You would click things and nothing would ever happen. Or, the wrong thing would happen. Things like that are why I think they should stick with one version for longer. I want so bad to be able to kick the paid OS's forever. Just my .02

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One of my friend's went on and on about narwhals. They really do exist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narwhal
I like your sig rig and its name LOL
Edited by Bennylava - 4/1/11 at 2:48pm
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I've been using LMDE as my work OS for a few months now, but I may switch to this for a while, just to try out the new interface.

I wonder if Mint 11 will have Unity.
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I currently have openSUSE 11.4, Mint 10 and Ubuntu 10.10 on my setup. I am not sure I like Unity.
   
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I use Debian Sid exclusively, but it is inevitable that once a major distro like Ubuntu follows something, the other will follow. I do not want this in the Debian repos. I preferred the stability of GNOME - KDE can be extremely buggy at times. It is also somewhat likely, if not inevitable that other UIs will follow - for example what's not to say XFCE will be using it in the coming years??. I like to have word's and icons, not just icons, and as a result find this theme confusing!
You do realize that everything else Ubuntu did that actually went upstream was at least liked a little, I'm yet to see more than 3 people like the Unity shell or where gnome3 is going.
    
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I don't know, maybe support them for longer. Micro$oft and apple both seem to like to keep an OS going for around 5 years, sometimes longer. Why can't the linux distros do that? Just fill that time with all the patches, updates, and fixes that the OS needs.
Remember that MS and Apple have massive amounts of resources with which to maintain support. Most distros do not, and supporting any more than 2-3 concurrent releases is impractical. There are distros which break this trend though. Red Hat supports every release since RHEL v3 for 10 years with varying levels of extended support (just like MS and Apple). That means that they're maintaining their own version of the 2.4.x kernel until 2013!

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It seems like lucid just came out, and now they're already on 11.
Well you better check your calendar because Lucid has been out for nearly a year
    
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