Hiero2 wrote:hmmmm - seems I can't vote in the poll.
np - I can use my big mouth to announce my pref.
MATE, or xfce.
Wow! Strong words, but I really can't agree more.
I must admit that I still use Ubuntu, presently 12.04, for my server, but of course that's without any desktop. If Mint comes up with a clean server version that works well, I'll use that. I'll rather support Mint than Ubuntu.
Canonical is definitely on the wrong track, not only on the desktop side. Richard Stallman recently released an article about spy companies - and he states that Canonical now spies on its users the same way MS and Apple do.
I found the moderators of Ubuntu's forum to be arrogant and judgemental. I criticized Unity and was closed out of the forum for a while - but I never wanted to visit it again anyway!
I don't know which way they are going, but they seem to fall into the same trap as so many companies before them: They tend to forget to listen to their users, and think that only they know best.