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LXer 07-21-2011 03:00 AM

LXer: Good Bye, Kubuntu!
 
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Nothing is immortal. Time passed by and I got tired of both Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I got quite disappointed by changed introduced in version 11.04. That was a time to change.

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XavierP 07-21-2011 09:06 AM

If he was mainly after XFCE, why not just install that desktop on his K/Ubuntu install?

brianL 07-21-2011 09:52 AM

Yeah. And why not have more variety in his original "quadro-boot"?

TobiSGD 07-21-2011 09:59 AM

If have read some articles from him and it happens often to me that I somewhat don't see the point. It may be me or his style of writing, who knows.
But If he likes KDE and XFCE he really should try Slackware, he will get both on a rock solid base.

XavierP 07-21-2011 01:24 PM

Maybe he's ashamed of being a distrohopper? Having Ubuntu and Kubuntu dual booting is silly. Why not just install Ubuntu and then install the various desktop packages - Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu and whater else? It seems like a real waste to install Ubuntu twice just to have 2 different DEs.

brianL 07-21-2011 01:30 PM

If I wanted to quad-boot with Windows, I'd pick 3 distinct distros, say: Slackware, Debian, and Arch.

TobiSGD 07-21-2011 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4421524)
If I wanted to quad-boot with Windows, I'd pick 3 distinct distros, say: Slackware, Debian, and Arch.

This would in fact make much more sense. To get sure to have one of every flavor you should add a RPM-based distro and one of the BSDs.

brianL 07-21-2011 01:44 PM

...and Gentoo, LFS+BLFS, Gobolinux, Foresight...hang on while I run out and buy a bigger HDD. :)

honeybadger 07-21-2011 02:27 PM

Well to be honest the dude seems to be lost. I wonder what he _really_ wants to do. I do not think a DM is something you should be worried about when using linux.
To be honest the apps I daily use are mplayer (cli mode), vim/jed. So all I need is any linux and I would be happy.
P.S:- xfce should be there in ubuntu repos, should'nt it?

brianL 07-21-2011 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverBack (Post 4421593)
P.S:- xfce should be there in ubuntu repos, should'nt it?

Yeah, if I remember correctly it's one of their meta packages: basic xfce desktop + a pile of xfce extras.

Hangdog42 07-23-2011 11:53 AM

One of the things that seems to be hard for new Linux users to grasp is that the windowing environment != OS, probably because in both Windows and OSX, it pretty much does. Unfortunately, the whole *buntu clan really re-enforced the idea that the OS and the windowing environment are the same thing, and now there are a bunch of fairly experienced Linux users that seem to think that changing the desktop means moving to a new distro.

Arcane 07-23-2011 01:28 PM

This news piece is deceitful because people might think Kubuntu will no longer exist anymore while article is about person who chose to stop using it.


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