Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

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Re: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

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NRI wrote:One thing I do miss a lot is Ubuntu One - So far, I wasn't able to find the repos in LMDE.

Has anybody figured this out, by any chance?
Relevant posts:
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&p=368568
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... =0#p452451
You can as an alternative also do Dropbox, Wuala (more secure), or Spider Oak (most secure).
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Re: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

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My take on the recent Ubuntu situation is that some long-time users are simply getting more and more frustrated. This frustration is leading to distro-hopping. Many are hopping over to Linux Mint. Some are hopping over to Debian. For years, this hopping has been going on, but as of late, there appears to be more of a flood versus the normal trickle. Ubuntu may not be exactly actively driving users away, but it is giving frustrated users a slight push to experience other Linux distros, as well as the opportunity to settle into one more suitable to their needs and liking.
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Re: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

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Vincent Vermeulen wrote:
NRI wrote:One thing I do miss a lot is Ubuntu One - So far, I wasn't able to find the repos in LMDE.

Has anybody figured this out, by any chance?
Relevant posts:
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&p=368568
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... =0#p452451
You can as an alternative also do Dropbox, Wuala (more secure), or Spider Oak (most secure).
Great advice. Thank you, Vincent! Dropbox I use already and U1 I used for all my Linux related items However, I will definitely check on the other two alternatives you mentioned.

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Re: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

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@ NRI - If you are looking for secure storage, do not forget about SpiderOak.
https://spideroak.com/
Current hardware: a Dell OptiPlex 3010 desktop, a Dell Inspiron 531 desktop, and a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.
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Re: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

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rivenathos wrote:@ NRI - If you are looking for secure storage, do not forget about SpiderOak.
https://spideroak.com/
Yes, I just looked at it and installed the client on my laptop. It seems pretty cool. :D Thanks for the reminder.

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Re: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

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I am currently running Ubuntu as I write this posts. I'm not a big fan of Unity but I'll admit I like it a lot better than Gnome 3. Lately, I've been running KDE on my computer simple because neither one of them are "cool". I've been looking at Linux Mint but haven't tried it out. I'd like to download it sometime and test in in a virtual machine to see how I like it.
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Re: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

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jsebean wrote:I am currently running Ubuntu as I write this posts. I'm not a big fan of Unity but I'll admit I like it a lot better than Gnome 3. Lately, I've been running KDE on my computer simple because neither one of them are "cool".
Funny how that goes. Well, I think Unity's nice. I like KDE better, but I'm pretty much okay with anything. I especially like Openbox, Xfce, and AwesomeWM. Haven't spent much time with GNOME Shell yet -- only in live sessions -- but I figure I'll be fine with that, too. As long as things aren't crashing, it doesn't really matter to me, it's all just Linux.

The thing about Ubuntu, I haven't ever run into the kinds of problems that some people talk about, and I have no problem with the decisions they've made, the directions they've taken. So, I've had no reason to stop using it.

Ubuntu might be driving some users away, but not me. Maybe I should add "yet." 8)

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