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    Phoronix: Unity 7.0 Desktop Coming To Ubuntu 13.04

    The Unity 7 desktop has been granted a feature freeze exception so that the updated desktop with "a lot of new code" can be landed in Ubuntu 13.04...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMyNjc

  • #2
    Either Phoronix has an anti-Ubuntu bias, or Ubuntu is really screwing things up lately.

    I've been using Ubuntu for a few years. Does anyone have thoughts on better/more standard distros to jump ship to? And the best way to do so?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by blaisepascal View Post
      Either Phoronix has an anti-Ubuntu bias, or Ubuntu is really screwing things up lately.
      The latter
      I've been using Ubuntu for a few years. Does anyone have thoughts on better/more standard distros to jump ship to?
      Debian, Gentoo, Slackware
      And the best way to do so?
      Just do it. You won't regret.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blaisepascal View Post
        Either Phoronix has an anti-Ubuntu bias, or Ubuntu is really screwing things up lately.

        I've been using Ubuntu for a few years. Does anyone have thoughts on better/more standard distros to jump ship to? And the best way to do so?
        I didn't pick up a bias in this article. Personally, I use Ubuntu/Unity every day and I am happy with it. I think it's nicer than the old Gnome. 95% of the time I am in a web browser, shell window, or some type of IDE or text editor, or maybe a desktop instant messaging client. Unity is fine for basic task bar, app switching, log in/out, and WiFi selection type stuff.

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        • #5
          Does anyone have thoughts on better/more standard distros to jump ship to? And the best way to do so?
          Opensuse, Fedora, or if you like debs, Debian Testing, or Mint.

          Suse uses apparmor, Fedora uses selinux. Fedora has been falling flat on its face recently, and Suse 12.3 just came out slick and smooth, so I'd probably go Suse right now. I mean, I use Arch, but for the fire and forget OS I'd go Suse right now.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 3coma3 View Post
            Debian, Gentoo, Slackware
            Politics, old software, lack of user-friendliness and nothing else, not better than Ubuntu, by far.

            If you want to try OpenSUSE: it's insanely slow in general, including booting.

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            • #7
              Ubuntu is still the best distro by far. Don't like the upcoming changes (that might be more than a year away)? Stick with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS.

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              • #8
                My main distro is SLACKWARE...but for the ones that prefer the "UBUNTU Way" of trying to simply everything (personally i prefer to have maximum control , that's why i prefer SLACKWARE) i recomend Linux Mint XFCE or Cinnamon editions (i prefer XFCE....thats also what i use with SLACKWARE).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                  Ubuntu is still the best distro by far. Don't like the upcoming changes (that might be more than a year away)? Stick with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS.
                  I didn't like the change to Unity, either, so I'd have to go to the LTS before then, at least. It's not the upcoming changes, per se, I don't like. It's the existing changes, and the attitude by Canonical that lead to Unity, and now Mir, that I don't like.

                  The thing I don't like about this story is Ubuntu breaking their own rules about last-minute changes in order to push Unity 7.0, despite it not being ready in time. It probably won't affect me since I run Gnome Desktop, not Unity.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Calinou View Post
                    Politics, old software, lack of user-friendliness and nothing else, not better than Ubuntu, by far.

                    If you want to try OpenSUSE: it's insanely slow in general, including booting.
                    Actually reviews have commented on how 12.2 was fast, and it's been far from slow in anything in my usage so... you can argue about openSUSE 12.3 but I haven't tested the full release yet (checked it out in RC2 and it was fine) and as it's the first day there aren't significant amounts of reviews out yet.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by blaisepascal View Post
                      I've been using Ubuntu for a few years. Does anyone have thoughts on better/more standard distros to jump ship to? And the best way to do so?
                      If you're willing to work around with a little bit of instability from time to time... Fedora.

                      If you're willing to actually learn how Linux works... Arch

                      If you neither... stick to the latest LTS release of Ubuntu until it stops being supported, and then move to Fedora anyway lol..

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by blaisepascal View Post
                        The thing I don't like about this story is Ubuntu breaking their own rules about last-minute changes in order to push Unity 7.0, despite it not being ready in time. It probably won't affect me since I run Gnome Desktop, not Unity.
                        So far it is looking like they are NOT merging this because it is too late.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                          If you're willing to work around with a little bit of instability from time to time... Fedora.

                          If you're willing to actually learn how Linux works... Arch

                          If you neither... stick to the latest LTS release of Ubuntu until it stops being supported, and then move to Fedora anyway lol..
                          I suppose I could just go back to Debian Sid.

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                          • #14
                            Arrogance is growing like a cancer inside Canonical. This Michael Hall seems to love emulating his big boss, who's just an arrogant prick as anyone can confirm just by reading a few posts at his own blog or -even better- at Launchpad bug reports.

                            Fortunately, Shuttleworth himself confesses only half of his ideas get through, so we must understand the goodness of Ubuntu comes just from that half, the one that others decide/invent/create. Just check the reasoning for rebutting Rick Spencer's rolling release proposal. Enjoy the perfect logic in Spencer and the sheer stupidity in Shuttleworth's replies. Appalling. This idiot is only now starting to understand the need for end-users to have the latest versions of their favorite apps, how cumbersome it is to use PPAs for that and how useless the Software Center is without them. Go figure. I can only imagine what a huge thing Ubuntu would be if Shuttleworth just kept putting money to hire professionals, stepped aside and shut up. But I guess Ubuntu wouldn't exist in that case. He'd be definitely richer by now, but Ubuntu is his playground. So we'll have to live with a half-as-good version of an imaginary Shuttleworth-less Ubuntu, and accept that half of his ideas do get through, inevitably.

                            tl;dr: in spite of all this attitude at Canonical, keep using Ubuntu. It's by far the more polished and finished ordinary user oriented distro out there. Both retarded and geniuses, newbies and power users can use it and enjoy it. Since it only takes a few steps to keep its LTS up to date (just ask someone for help with PPAs for now), it's really the only set-and-forget (for up to five years at a time) Linux alternative to Windows and Mac. I personally find it better than both and miles ahead of nerd-only Linux alternatives like the highly overrated Arch, eternal betas like Fedora, or corporate boring stuff like OpenSUSE.
                            Last edited by Aleve Sicofante; 03-13-2013, 10:32 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by blaisepascal View Post
                              Either Phoronix has an anti-Ubuntu bias, or Ubuntu is really screwing things up lately.

                              I've been using Ubuntu for a few years. Does anyone have thoughts on better/more standard distros to jump ship to? And the best way to do so?
                              You should pick one of the community based derivatives, such as Xubuntu, that way you still get all the benefits of Ubuntu (repos and PPAs), without the Unity nonsense.

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