m spellman wrote:Just upgraded and ended up with a horrible,ugly,non intuitive crappy interface like the new one from Ubuntu.
Can ya tell what I think about it. Loved this distro until now.
So how do I get the old interface back. The one that was in place before the "New Look" boy am I tired of that phrase. Especially from Google.
Any help would be appreciated. I am not all that technically savvy with Linux.
Couldn't agree more with you Spellman. I have used Unix in a 386SX, Macintoshes since System 6, Windows since 3.1, and many flavors of Linux (RedHat/CentOS/Conectiva, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo and others). I thought Mint was the first one to have an actual shot at becoming a really user-friendly, Macintosh-like, operating system that I could install in my dad's computer and he would not call me to ask "How do I access the internet"? Mint 11 was pretty close but then 12 came and we are all back in the land of unstable software and a new complicated interface that only a teenager can fully enjoy and figure out, so it has become "just another Ubuntu". If I wanted Unity I would install Ubuntu. Why risk using an unstable Linux developed by a small team and supported by users who become hostile quite often and who like to belittle anyone with less knowledge than them? So I shall continue my search.
This update is so bad that I am considering buying a new Macintosh so I don't have to deal with the hurdles of updates and stuff that doesn't work, hours working on tweaking configurations, editing stuff on the shell, compiling sources and using hacks to get stuff to work properly, and then, once a year, be forced to upgrade to a new version because support is dropped and then have to do it all over again, or worse, new hacks, new tweaks, new compiling from source. And then they wonder why they can't get more people to start using Linux.
Don't mind the people's reaction here. Just like most places on the internet, they do not fully understanding the English language and its intricacies but are convinced that they do.