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    Re: Stay with Ubuntu or change to other distro?

    I've been playing with the Compiz configurations and with some forum searching narrowed the sluggishness problem to the cinnamon menu only. The menu, when clicked takes 2-3 seconds which does not seem normal, i also feel come lag when scrolling through the menu items.

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    Re: Stay with Ubuntu or change to other distro?

    What are the specs on your laptop?

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    It's a HP G7000 Notebook
    Intel Core2Duo 1.83 GHz
    3GB RAM
    Intel GM965 (x3100)

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    Re: Stay with Ubuntu or change to other distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Well there's also Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome (does it have a name yet?).
    Ubuntu GNOME is the name as far as I can see

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    Gubuntu would sound too much like Goobuntu, Google’s internal distribution of Ubuntu. The GNOME Foundation Board did not want us to use a derivative of GNOME like GNOMEbuntu as our name. Anyway, we think the name Ubuntu GNOME is a good example of the simple usability we offer.
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    Re: Stay with Ubuntu or change to other distro?

    Ubuntu can do everything you need. There is a misconception that Ubuntu is only for beginers, the "only" part is wrong. It is easy and polished enough for beginers but you can also do all the advanced stuffs if you desire, as it is Debian underneath. I haven't done backtrack and OpenSuse, but I am triple booting with Fedora and Debian. I find that often some libraries may be missing in Fedora and if you need to compile from source but you can always find them in Ubuntu/Debian. Also some third party software is built only for Ubuntu (hence works in Debian) but not Fedora/redhat, to get them to work you need to compile them but as I said, sometimes you may be missing some dependencies and have to hunt them down. So overall there is no big difference, but I would give Ubuntu the edge.

    (There are more hardcore distros like gentoo and slackware where you can only do things the hard way, but I have never used them. )

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    Re: Stay with Ubuntu or change to other distro?

    Thanks a lot monkeybrain. I was aware of Ubuntu not being only for begginers. I was needing help towards the features of each one. Ubuntu real seems to have everything. Had I partitioned well my hard drive I could triple bot with Opensuse (which is the one i was leaning towards to). Guess I just got demotivated due to the slowness my Ubuntu has been suffering from. I used Opensuse through LiveUsb and I could really tell the difference in the smoothness. YaST was also a pretty cool tool.

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    Re: Stay with Ubuntu or change to other distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by NapkinMan View Post
    although the one i liked the most was the KDE of Opensuse 12.3.
    If you want KDE, you can just open a terminal and run
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    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

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    Re: Stay with Ubuntu or change to other distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by NapkinMan View Post
    ... please forgive me if i'm wrong, Ubuntu just seemed very "juvenile" when compared to the other ones i tried...
    I'd be curious as to what you mean by juvenile. I take you're referring to Unity(?). If you like Gnome classic, try Xubuntu.
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    Re: Stay with Ubuntu or change to other distro?

    Beside a particular desktop environment like Kde, Xfce, gnome ect. I suggest you try distros with different package managers. In my case after testing apt-get and pacman I came across entropy/equo in Sabayon and realize that it was the one for me. I believed that in order to get the most out of your system, any gnu/linux user should familiarize with the package manager that your distribution use.

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    Re: Stay with Ubuntu or change to other distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buntu Bunny View Post
    I'd be curious as to what you mean by juvenile. I take you're referring to Unity(?). If you like Gnome classic, try Xubuntu.
    Yup, thanks for pointing that out. I'll correct it right away.

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