[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu 11.10

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Mon Oct 17 00:40:18 EDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 12:35 AM, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 11:30 PM, Gary Walsh <gwalsh at notw.ca> wrote:
> > This is a rather opaque way to do things.  In KDE you just left click on
> > the pager and bring up the settings dialogue.  One shouldn't have to
> > search the Internet to find out how to make such a simple change.
> KDE and Gnome have very different design philosophies.  If Gnome's (as
> Raul put it) "paternalistic" attitude turns you off, you're probably
> better off sticking with KDE.

I am in the KDE camp, and have been using Kubuntu for many years as my

Kubuntu suffered for a couple of releases when KDE 4 was introduced after
3.5, and Gnome seems to be in this stage now.

> > Since I am a KDE 4.x user, I will check out Kubuntu which I
> > have already downloaded. However, it seems unlikely that I will be
> > persuaded to switch from Mageia, which works well and has a strong
> > development community behind it.
> I'm not here to persuade people to switch between Linux distributions.
>  I like Ubuntu, and I'm happy to go out there and promote it, but it's
> all free software.  If you have a distro you like and it works for
> you, then that's awesome.

One thing I learned the hard way is "stay with LTS releases only" when
your main machine is concerned. If you want to experiment, do it on a
test machine or a VM. You will have a much saner experience that way.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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