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I am not happy with the new version of Ubuntu. Hopefully Unity (or whatever it is called) will get better. At this point I am looking to other desktops. At the very least you can do this in Linux, but I fear that some will not know this. Not a good thing for spreading linux around.
This thread (and similar) illustrates the very reason that I am planning on switching to Debian (with xfce) as my permanent OS after having cut my teeth in the Linux world on Ubuntu 10.04. I may just be an ignorant noob.....but I foresaw this coming. It seems that Ubuntu is headed toward a dumbing-down, be-like-Windows paradigm- which, in reality, just makes it harder to do what you want it to do- which is the very oppostie of why many of us switched to Linux.
This thread (and similar) illustrates the very reason that I am planning on switching to Debian (with xfce) as my permanent OS after having cut my teeth in the Linux world on Ubuntu 10.04. I may just be an ignorant noob.....but I foresaw this coming.
Noob? Maybe. Not that its anything to be worried about, we all have to start somewhere. Ignorant? Hardly.
I hope you enjoy debian Xfce, I know I do. As long as you dont have any non-linux friendly hardware, and are willing and able to do a bit of researching its should be more than fine for you.
BTW, you might not even have to do any researching, it all depends on your hardware and what you want installed. I dont have to do anything to a lot for systems I install debian on, and the most I normally have to do is get the nVidia or ATI/AMD GPU drivers, and sometimes the realtek firmware package.
Sorry. Was more of a statement than question, but I did get some good responses
I will be installing (hopefully) other desktops [most interested in xfce, but I always kinda liked KDE]. My problem now is that for some odd reason, my Net connection in Linux (using the latest Ubuntu, but this has happened earlier) keeps going out. Obviously, this isn't happening when I use Win* and it is why I dual boot...to repair win* when necessary...I am guessing here that it is more my ISP than Linux...???
Last edited by colucix; 05-02-2011 at 10:07 AM.
Reason: changed colorful OS name
My problem now is that for some odd reason, my Net connection in Linux (using the latest Ubuntu, but this has happened earlier) keeps going out. Obviously, this isn't happening when I use Win* and it is why I dual boot...to repair win* when necessary...I am guessing here that it is more my ISP than Linux...???
Depends on what you are using to connect.
If its a wireless connection, then you could be having problems with buggy wireless drivers.
If its an ethernet connection, is possible that you could need something like the realtek-firmware package (obviously, this would only matter with a realtek network card or chip). I dont think that realtek-firmware would really help, I've had no dropping out issues with realtek variants that like to have the firmware package installed, but you never know...