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jadedctrl wrote

Yea, of course. Who cares, though? Unity was terrible, and it just further fractured the LiGNUx desktop. GNOME is the way to go, really.

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ziq_postcivver wrote (edited )

That's not really fair, Gnome 3 was absolutely atrocious for a long time. I don't blame Canonical for refusing to use it back then. Unity was better.

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jadedctrl wrote

Oh, no, I agree completely. GNOME 3 was completely unusable for a few years. Unity was better. But today, GNOME 3 is better than Unity was before it's development was axed. GNOME's community is widening and it's DE is getting better and better.

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aiwendil wrote

I nixed Ubuntu over a few things. It was great to learn on and I really loved how customizable everything got back when it was GNOME 2. I thought Unity looked and felt terrible coming from a really nice GNOME 2 setup. The other problem is their tendency to break things with updates. I've been using Debain for a while now. Initially hated GNOME 3. I now like it better than I liked GNOME 2. The workspace management is really great when you don't have multiple screens to work with. Also the launcher has gotten a lot faster and it makes it so I don't miss things like gnomedo. I might install the new Ubuntu LTS on a virtual machine and see if I like it any better now. I do miss their little software center thing. There was a lot of stuff in there that sometimes never makes it to Debian.

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DeathToAmerica wrote

What I hate about ubuntu is having to add repositories whenever I want to install something that's not in the app store (which is almost always). I moved to arch-based distros for the AUR.

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aiwendil wrote

I like the debian based repository system, I feel like it gives me confidence in software that has made it into the repositories, though adding a repo is kind of something done at your own risk. I think most software I've installed lately has been via git oddly.

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tnstaec wrote

I dumped Ubuntu when they switched to Unity :D