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Do they really need to release a new version of Ubuntu? Doesn't sound like they have much to add. It feels like just yesterday that 10.10 came out. Anyhow, I use Mint8 on my work laptop and Mint10 on my newer home laptop, so I will probably just wait for Mint11. Basically the same as Ubuntu only I like the overall feel of it better.
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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!


Well you better check your calendar because Lucid has been out for nearly a year
Yeah but instead of devoting those resources to releasing a new, seemingly unnecessary version, couldn't those like Ubuntu just support the ones they had already made, for longer? Wouldn't that work out better than: Hurry up and release a new one, support for a little while, then hurry and get the next one out? Perhaps I should just consider totally new versions to be the updates I'm looking for? Even then it gets really old really fast having to install a new OS every time they come out with a new release. I think they should just add the content they want, to the current OS, for longer. Then they wouldn't have to worry about their resources as much, and each version would be a very good version. Even if they were 6 years apart.

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Do they really need to release a new version of Ubuntu? Doesn't sound like they have much to add. It feels like just yesterday that 10.10 came out.
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post #33 of 96
Pointless release. Although Ubuntu Linux is nice, they can learn from Kubuntu or Xubuntu.
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Is not lucid called LTS? Long time support for 4 years, till 2013.
That should be enough but after that i guess i'll switch distros.

I'll update the netbook but i hope i get the option to keep the gnome shell. That interface starting with maverik is clunky even for a netbook.
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post #35 of 96
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Is not lucid called LTS? Long time support for 4 years, till 2013.
That should be enough but after that i guess i'll switch distros.

I'll update the netbook but i hope i get the option to keep the gnome shell. That interface starting with maverik is clunky even for a netbook.
Why not just migrate over to the better version of buntu like Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, and hell even Mint? GNOME has always been a problem for me in every version except its netbook UI. In KDE dolphin is the weak link for me, but in GNOME it's the DE itself that always crashed.

Unity just looks...way to "dumb user" centric. Almost like they took the Win7 taskbar stuck it on the left side and said it's new.
     
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The UNITY GUI looks interesting. I think Unity is Compiz, so not GNOME right?
that's how I understood it. Looks like the task/dock bar is the main change. I see they added "Areo Snap"<---is a neeto little gizmo especially if you have multi screens.
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The UNITY GUI looks interesting. I think Unity is Compiz, so not GNOME right?
that's how I understood it. Looks like the task/dock bar is the main change. I see they added "Areo Snap"<---is a neeto little gizmo especially if you have multi screens.
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It's not Aero snap. KDE had it before windows iirc.
     
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It's not Aero snap. KDE had it before windows iirc.
Yes that's why i put it in "_" I think more people know it as that is all.
didn't mean to put linux in the same boat as windows
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Yes that's why i put it in "_" I think more people know it as that is all.
didn't mean to put linux in the same boat as windows
Ah. on me. I really don't think windows is supremely terrible. I just wish people knew they had freedom of choice and they shouldn't be impressed by things that windows and macs get because they usually come from the Linux/BSD world.
     
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Ah. on me. I really don't think windows is supremely terrible. I just wish people knew they had freedom of choice and they shouldn't be impressed by things that windows and macs get because they usually come from the Linux/BSD world.
Wont be surprised to see a Windows 3D Cube...

Couldn't Agree more, IMHO Linux will one day change the world...
until then, I use what ever best suits my need ATM. Win 7 (i got for free, no need for details) is actually not to shabby. A lot better then vista, even if it has the same guts.

I prefer a Linux world, but Windows is the mainstream and thus I need to know it well to Fix peoples PC's.

I still feel like my grandpa wouldn't do well with it. I do recommend it to anyone that is a little adventuress and enjoys computers.
And X6 amd BigAdv folders

Open-Source <3
Edited by cayennemist - 4/2/11 at 10:49am
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