[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu 11.10

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Oct 17 16:28:36 EDT 2011


I'm just hoping the heavy desktop versions continue to be developed.  I 
fear a trend that all desktops will converge on a tablet friendly 
interface, forgetting about us mouse and keyboard jockeys.

Just out of curiosity, what distribution/desktop combination will KW 
Free School be using for their Linux classes?

--Bob, who wouldn't recognize a flame war if it singed his eyebrows.


On 11-10-17 04:10 PM, L.D. Paniak wrote:
> I didn't really smell any (more) smoke (than usual for this list).
>
> The dustup isn't so much about Gnome vs KDE as new "tablet" ubuntu vs
> old "desktop" ubuntu.  This is what the future is going to look like.
> Enjoy.  And if not, keep the alternative desktop options handy at login!
>
>
>
> On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 15:28 -0400, Darcy Casselman wrote:
>> I hope my responses didn't come off as inflammatory. That was not my
>> intention.  I'll remember to add more smiley faces next time.
>>
>> :)
>>
>> Darcy.
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 3:18 PM, unsolicited<unsolicited at swiz.ca>  wrote:
>>> This has become a flamewar. Could a new thread be started please.
>>>
>>> It has further strayed from being about Ubuntu 11.10 to KDE vs Gnome.
>>>
>>> There are entrenched users here who will not consider anything but Mandriva,
>>> whatever the form.
>>>
>>> There are alternate entrenched users who will not consider Mandriva,
>>> whatever the form.
>>>
>>> Each to his own.
>>>
>>> I will make 2 comments:
>>>
>>> The jump to Gnome, along with all the other changes, may be too large for
>>> one go. Using Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu may be useful.
>>>
>>> It was pointed out here some time ago  that newer versions of K/Ubuntu
>>> aren't working as well on older hardware as prior versions use to.
>>>
>>>
>>> If you don't mind, I would appreciate it if new thread(s) were started.
>>>
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