[kwlug-disc] Linux Mint

John Kerr jkerr0102 at rogers.com
Fri Nov 11 14:18:51 EST 2011


Oksana has hit the nail on the head:

"'m also finding the Unity interface just gets in the way of doing things.  It 
makes me a lot less productive, esp. when I can't remember the exact name
of the "thing" I want to launch to get something done.."

I have the same problem, and I was blaming my age and failing memory.

I understand what Mark Shuttleworth wants to do with this, it is still a good idea for computers and devices made for people with less needs than us more geeky guys & gals.

I want to see Unity on a Ubuntu tablet some day soon. Something that will kick Microsoft in the nuts and still be beyond their patent extortion.

In the meantime, I am mostly using non Unity desktops. LXDE AWN, gnome2

Cheers

John

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From: Oksana Goertzen <ogoertzen at gmail.com>
To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 1:19:15 PM
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Linux Mint


Just to throw a little gasoline on the fire:
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/104581-linux-mint-the-new-ubuntu

So far I'm lovin' it. 

I'm also finding the Unity interface just gets in the way of doing things.  It 
makes me a lot less productive, esp. when I can't remember the exact name
of the "thing" I want to launch to get something done..  Plus the unity bar
or interface just won't go to my main screen... and half the time it doesn't
even turn on my external monitor.

I have done in-place upgrades on Ubuntu and those haven't always gone
so smoothly..... so rolling updates sounds okay with me.

:)  Oksana



On 10 November 2011 12:33, L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:

Don't be so sure about "less major things" breaking.  Several years ago,
>X on Debian testing was completely useless for several months.
>Admittedly, this was a time of substantial changes in the X system, but
>if you need your computer to work reliably all the time you might want
>to look for a more "stable" OS.
>
>Those dire words said, I have not had serious difficulties recently and
>really do appreciate Debian testing for keeping kernels and apps up to
>date.
>
>
>
>On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 12:00 -0500, Colin K wrote:
>> This thread is getting me into trying Linux Mint LMDE I like the idea
>> of a rolling distro it seems to me that less major things can break
>> using a rolling distro concept and you get to keep right on top of
>> things.
>>
>>
>> Also reading into things that document linked earlier
>> [http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1851] they use a "realease when ready"
>> concept but try to adhere to their usual november releases. anyways it
>> seems as though they have a good head on their shoulders.
>>
>>
>> Just my two cents.
>>
>>
>> (I've always wanted to learn Arch Linux but it seems as though I would
>> have to have a full month of free time to be able to sit down for
>> that.)
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>         And, of course, this is Startup Applications... in the "power
>>         gear"
>>         menu in 11.10 in Unity (as Gnome 3 disposes of the System
>>         menu).
>>
>>         Darcy.
>>
>>         On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:34 PM, Charles M
>>         <chaslinux at gmail.com> wrote:
>>         > In Ubuntu you can also add it to: System > Preferences >
>>         Startup
>>         > Applications and it will run each time you log in.
>>         >
>>         > Charles McColm,
>>         > The Working Centre Computer Recycling Project
>>         > Web: http://www.theworkingcentre.org/cr/
>>         > Blog: http://www.charlesmccolm.com/
>>         > Twitter/Identica/Google+: @chaslinux
>>         >
>>         >
>>         >
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