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NEOalquimista wrote

The Ambience theme needs a modern touch before being consistent with GNOME, but this release is a good step forward from Canonical. Ubuntu MATE 17.10 is very good too, and beautiful. But I'm more comfortable with the default themes of these DEs, so they don't look inconsistent. Visual weirdness really bothers me.

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DissidentRage wrote

Oh so they're finally allowing you to move the damn dock? Oh man, what a treat. Just ignore the fact other user-facing distros and DMs let you instantiate and populate your own docks and don't push you to use the giant ugly Metro-esque menu.

Okay, so maybe I still have resentment from when Shuttleworth tried to call himself the Steve Jobs of Linux by insisting his team knows better what the user wants than the user. I just think it's ridiculous that in a single release with the unveiling of Unity and Gnome 3 they trimmed back a lot of configuration options and control panel utilities.

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zombie_berkman wrote

If you would have told me this in 05 I would have laughed at you

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___deleted______ wrote

you thought that distro wasn't gonna last?

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zombie_berkman wrote

Yep I remember back in college everyone was laughing at some kid for asking how to do something in ubuntu. Everyone said get a real distro like Slackware Debian and gentoo...

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bmrgould01 wrote

At my school our Linux related classes started with downloading Ubuntu in a VM. They have been using it for a number of years too.

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mofongo wrote

In college, I had to use Ubuntu 10.04 in a VM with less than 500MB alloted to it in an ancient system that was upgraded to windows 8. As of this year, it's still true. I once tried running puppy on one and even that ran slow.