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Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby skompier on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:06 am

Greetings,

After using Ubuntu since 7.04, I've decided to leave that distro behind. I don't like the direction that they're taking with Unity. It seems that the freedom of choice is gone. I've used Mint off an on over the years and LOVE the fact that Clem decided to base Mint on Debian and NOT having to reinstall every 6 months, is going to be awesome. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest and I look forward to enjoying Linux again. Thanks Clem and the Developers.
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby vrkalak on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:13 am

"Come to the darkside, Luke" . . . er, I mean. Welcome to LMDE. :P

Agreed, With both Debian and Mint -- you can't go wrong.

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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby skompier on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:15 am

Agreed. I see you're just up the road from me. I'm in RR... :)
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby autocrosser on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:59 am

Greetings!!! I "was" one of the Alpha testers & just said my goodbyes to the Ubuntu-testing community about a week ago. Agreed on the direction that Unity is taking Ubuntu & was looking for another place to go......so here I am. I predict that we won't be the only ex-ubuntu users in the next couple of months........
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby skompier on Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:25 am

autocrosser wrote:Greetings!!! I "was" one of the Alpha testers & just said my goodbyes to the Ubuntu-testing community about a week ago. Agreed on the direction that Unity is taking Ubuntu & was looking for another place to go......so here I am. I predict that we won't be the only ex-ubuntu users in the next couple of months........


They have a good product but it's no longer something that I want to use. I'm really enjoying LMDE. I installed it 2 days ago. Very nice.
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby autocrosser on Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:45 am

skompier wrote:They have a good product but it's no longer something that I want to use. I'm really enjoying LMDE. I installed it 2 days ago. Very nice.


Yes--I helped from 2005 to now to make Ubuntu a better product....pity that (in my opinion) Mark is taking Ubuntu the wrong way with a UI that was half-baked the last release & will most likely be 3/4 baked for 11.04. Quite a few people in the testing forum are grumbling about Unity & they only have a couple of months to fix it. I have been testing Gnome-Shell for the last couple of years & the last straw for me was when the news came down that Gnome-Shell & all the GTK3 stack were being black-listed so Unity development could take priority. Got more than a few Gnome developers a bit "unhappy". Unity is looking like a un-unifying influence. :x
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby rivenathos on Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:02 am

There is a lot of interest concerning LMDE. We are probably going to see even more in the coming months. All versions of Mint are going to get a surge of Ubuntu users, as well as the normal traffic.
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby newfie on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:58 am

skompier wrote:I don't like the direction that they're taking with Unity. It seems that the freedom of choice is gone.


Just so you know, Unity is shaping up great and is getting more and more usable in the 11.04 builds. Also, GNOME 2.x will still be included alongside Unity in the default installation. Log out, select "Ubuntu Classic Desktop" from the menu, and log back in.. bam, GNOME :)

LMDE is an awesome distro, though. I love it.
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby Habitual on Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:23 pm

rivenathos wrote:...as well as the normal traffic.


Who you callin' "normal"? :lol:
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby rivenathos on Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:28 pm

Hey, in context, we are "normal" in the Mint forum. Fancy that.
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby Habitual on Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:36 pm

˙uǝɥʇ "ןɐɯɹou" ɯɐ ı 'ʇxǝʇuoɔ uı ssǝnb ı
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby bobcollard on Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:46 pm

Habitual wrote:˙uǝɥʇ "ןɐɯɹou" ɯɐ ı 'ʇxǝʇuoɔ uı ssǝnb ı

Makes me dizzy standing on my head like that, OH, I digress, sorry, carried away, I have to agree getting away from Ubuntu is worth the effort to set this up right.
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby skompier on Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:56 pm

Since I just installed 3 days ago, I decided to wipe my install and go with 64 bit. I had some problems with flash when I tried Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit, but LMDE 64 is working flawlessly. Excellent!
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby vrkalak on Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:52 pm

bobcollard wrote:
Habitual wrote:˙uǝɥʇ "ןɐɯɹou" ɯɐ ı 'ʇxǝʇuoɔ uı ssǝnb ı

Makes me dizzy standing on my head like that, . . .

Any sensible person, would just turn the monitor upside down. :lol:
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby bobcollard on Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:13 pm

vrkalak wrote:
bobcollard wrote:
Habitual wrote:˙uǝɥʇ "ןɐɯɹou" ɯɐ ı 'ʇxǝʇuoɔ uı ssǝnb ı

Makes me dizzy standing on my head like that, . . .

Any sensible person, would just turn the monitor upside down. :lol:

My wires are too short from my laptop in a drawer to the monitor on the desk. Hey vrkalak have you tried Xfce4 on LMDE? It rocks.
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby craig10x on Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:28 pm

I'm loving LMDE (64 bit) too! :D
I was using Mint 10 main edition but decided to try this and it gives you the great interface and features of Mint 10 along with direct debian and an rolling release..who could ask for more? :wink:

Just curious...do you guys have it set to level 3 or 5 for updates?
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Re: Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

Postby vrkalak on Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:09 pm

bobcollard wrote:. . . have you tried Xfce4 on LMDE? It rocks.

I am waiting for the 'stable' release of Xfce-4.8 on January 16th . . . then I'll do a install of 4.8 on my LMDE.

From all the reports, I see, from the Xfce Devs, Debian Maintainers and various Testers . . . Xfce-4.8 is gonna be more awesome than ever.
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