Re: My take on Ubuntu after a few days of using
I am being sarcastic now, but I've read someone saying the exact same thing about Windows 8 - one just "has to get used to it".
Originally Posted by Copper Bezel
Is that what OS's have become about: "having to get used to it"?
That is not the way it should be. I should not have to "get used" to an OS. It is the OS that should have to be the way that I want, and not the other way around.
I thought that was _the_ biggest argument for switching to Linux: one can configure it any way one wants. But more and more, this is no longer true. Ubuntu has Unity, and if you don't like that, "get used to it", period. (Or get KDE, or LXDE, or xfce, or whatever.)
After I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu partition last year, I didn't bother reinstalling it (end of support was in April anyway) and I switched to Linux Mint. I don't like Unity and I most certainly don't want to "get used" to it. I tried Fedora 17, but I find Gnome 3 as terrible as Unity, so Fedora was out after 1 day - I didn't give it a change, some/many will now think/say? Again, why do I have to "get used" to an OS/desktop/window manager? I don't buy/acquire things and then "get used" to them for a certain amount of time first. I get them because I like them the way they _are_, period. It has to be the other way around: not the OS is in charge of my computer, but I am.
I am sorry, Canonical, but you have lost a passionate "lover" of Ubuntu. Linux Mint is fine, but Ubuntu (10.04) was the greatest OS I have ever had (Windows 95-7; MacOS X). It was stable, everything worked, and Gnome 2 was extremely user-friendly (talk about (old) KDE 3, on the other hand...). I loved Ubuntu. Ubuntu really used to "rock". It doesn't rock any longer.
It is my personal opinion that Canonical has ruined Ubuntu in teh same way that Microsoft has ruined Windows with "Metro" (in Windows 8).
I miss Ubuntu 10.04/Gnome 2.
Just my 2 cents.
See? 3rdalbum, you are saying: "Get used to it".
Originally Posted by 3rdalbum
Last edited by Skara Brae; June 26th, 2013 at 09:26 PM.
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