Re: Ubuntu "Classic"
Ubuntu is not a "old-fashioned" distro, it's a leading-edge distro that aims to be the best all-around in modern operating systems.
Ubuntu won't ship Gnome 2, because it's been abandoned by its developers. It also won't ship Mate, because it just simply doesn't give a very impressive impression to a new user, and it's very old-fashioned in its design and features. IMHO, Unity is far better - and I've been using Ubuntu since 2005.
Ubuntu will not:
1. Ship old software
2. Stick with the same old outdated user interface that has been criticised for the last ten years as looking and feeling like it came from the 1990s
3. Slow down its release schedule to 2-yearly
4. Be a "community distro" where the whole development process can be stymied for a year because two developers can't agree.
5. Change nothing because "it's always been like that".
If you want that sort of thing, Ubuntu is NOT for you. Try Debian or Slackware. I like Ubuntu because it ships recent software, has a nice user interface with modern features (not a user interface that doesn't even have functional search), moves quickly, and moves decisively. I don't want MY distro changed into a clone of Debian, just because you and others decide it should be that way.
Last edited by 3rdalbum; August 24th, 2013 at 12:08 PM.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.