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Old 07-21-2011, 03:00 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-21-2011, 09:06 AM   #2
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If he was mainly after XFCE, why not just install that desktop on his K/Ubuntu install?
 
Old 07-21-2011, 09:52 AM   #3
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Yeah. And why not have more variety in his original "quadro-boot"?
 
Old 07-21-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 01:24 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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If I wanted to quad-boot with Windows, I'd pick 3 distinct distros, say: Slackware, Debian, and Arch.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 01:38 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #8
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...and Gentoo, LFS+BLFS, Gobolinux, Foresight...hang on while I run out and buy a bigger HDD.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 02:27 PM   #9
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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?
 
Old 07-21-2011, 02:31 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 11:53 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 01:28 PM   #12
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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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