Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:07 AM
What do they have in common, you could ask?
Well,from my point of view, more than one could imagine.
Both are "not real", they had a credit they didn't really deserve.
Mr Berlusconi: long story, but his power was based, for about 17 years, on his televisions and newspapers. He was never a good politician, always empty promises.
And Ubuntu? A Linux distro like no other. They took a snapshot of Debian Unstable and then created a distro.
A distro which was: unstable and buggy. Ugly, especially at the beginning. It had absolutely nothing to stand out among other distros like Debian, OpenSUSE, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS...
But it had the support of a millionaire. You just asked and they would send as many pressed CDs as you wanted.
Well, they have fallen almost exactly at the same time. Ubuntu has just been overtaken by Mint at Distrowatch. Mr Berlusconi had to solemnly promise that he will resign by Saturday or Sunday.
Isn't life odd sometimes?
Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:07 PM
Nice to see some people still interested in Desktop linux though. Keep it up Alessandro
IMHO, Linux is an OS for advanced users, tech enthusiasts like us. Dumbing down the user experience as seen in Gnome 3 and Unity, was an attempt to get more casual users to use linux which is a big mistake seeing as how closed source, paid OSes are being advertised and shipped by OEMs. The move actually backfired, because now they neither got the casual users to switch to it, nor have they managed to hold on to the current enthusiast users. I actually stopped using linux about a year ago. Now using OS X full time.
Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:28 PM
I still keep an eye on Linux, but I don't use it any more since I have a MacBook Pro. No Linux distro can beat OS X, especially Lion.
When I used PCs only, I still kept a Linux distro on them (and I still do), because Linux is better than Windows from many points of view (IMO).
But once you use daily the best Unix in the world, why bother with Linux?
Yesterday I tried openSUSE 12.1. I hate their KDE 4 and their Gnome 3. I could only stomach (up to a point) Xfce. But again, Lion is much better.
If necessary I could still use Debian Gnome or Mandriva/PCLinuxOS KDE.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:13 PM
I do agree with you though on the Ubuntu thing it has really disappointed me in terms of how it used to quickly improve with each new version I find it not to be the case anymore sad to say.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:34 PM
on the mint note check out pinguyos 11.04. it has almost all apps needed preinstaled
test both with (google) "yumi usb tool"
Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:06 PM
No Linux distro can beat OS X, especially Lion." Depends on what you want/like/need/demand. If you are not a hardcore proprietary software user, a Linux distro can do it all IMO,for free,and fast. I personally like all OS'es..and in the end of the day,even Windows gets the job done,just a gateway to the hardware
Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:54 PM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:14 PM
I couldn't have said it better myself. I liked Linux very much at the time of KDE 3.5, I felt it was the best desktop ever. When KDE 4 was released I felt lost. Developers weren't working for their users any longer. Who remembers the "who needs users" by some KDE developers?
I wasn't by far the only one, even Linus recommended to move to Gnome. And that is what I did.
Then Gnome 3 came, another major disappointment for many.
Debian Testing offers "Gnome Classic", which is reasonably similar to Gnome 2.
Nowadays I have Debian Testing installed on my desktop, but I don't really use it. It is just an old habit (and large hard disks are cheap, LOL)
Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:49 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:36 AM
My "Linux Madness" started in 2003. I'd download every Linux distribution, including development ones. By the the time I left Britain (early 2005) I had hundreds of CDs and DVDs, plus several commercial distributions, including the beautiful SUSE Pro boxes. I made an English young man very happy.
By 2006 a new madness started: the OSx86 one
This one would prove much more expensive: I have built 5 desktops, all with quality components. Not to mention the MacBook Pro.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:29 AM
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:31 PM
When Ubuntu was first released, I wasn't a Linux newbie any longer. I had tried almost every single Linux distribution. That made me an Ubuntu hater from day one.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:04 AM
I have installed it in Debian Testing using an external repository and it is very nice. Good job, I hope it is there to stay.
I wish enough people had done the same with KDE 3.5. The only attempt, the Trinity Desktop, doesn't seem to be very successful. They don't even have binaries for Debian Testing, which is probably the most used Debian Branch.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:56 PM
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