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Goodbye Ubuntu...hello LMDE

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

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

We has cookies, either way.
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Agreed. I see you're just up the road from me. I'm in RR... :)
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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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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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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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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.
Current hardware: a Dell OptiPlex 3010 desktop, a Dell Inspiron 531 desktop, and a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.
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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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rivenathos wrote:...as well as the normal traffic.
Who you callin' "normal"? :lol:
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Hey, in context, we are "normal" in the Mint forum. Fancy that.
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˙uǝɥʇ "ןɐɯɹou" ɯɐ ı 'ʇxǝʇuoɔ uı ssǝnb ı
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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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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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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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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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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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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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