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  • Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" Alpha 1 Released

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" Alpha 1 Released

    The first alpha release of the Ubuntu 13.04 family, the Linux distribution release that's codenamed "Raring Ringtail" and will be officially released in April, was unveiled on Thursday. Due to a revised schedule, it's not Ubuntu itself seeing an official alpha today but rather some of the derivatives...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI0NDM

  • #2
    Cinnamon

    The best thing with 13.04 is that it has Cinnamon in the repository.
    So you can use that instead of the slow, bloated, Unity adware/spyware.

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    • #3
      watcha talking about spyware ?????

      http://youtu.be/hwzG1n05p0I

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
        watcha talking about spyware ?????

        http://youtu.be/hwzG1n05p0I
        Yes, everything I search on my computer, it sends to third parties such as Amazon.
        To me that is spyware.

        Also it displays advertisment from Amazon. To me that is adware.

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        • #5
          Ubuntu SDK

          Fellow developers, please don't dare to use the Ubuntu SDK once it is released. It is just another step towards a strict separation of Ubuntu and GNU/Linux.
          If you want to represent the interests of the entire Linux-community, you should not use Ubuntu-specific-SDK's.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            The best thing with 13.04 is that it has Cinnamon in the repository.
            So you can use that instead of the slow, bloated, Unity adware/spyware.
            uid313 is too stupid and cannot disable online searches or remove the shopping lens package.
            Also, Cinnamon is bloated (like any other DE that "should" be used with a WM that forces you to use compositing).


            Originally posted by frign View Post
            Fellow developers, please don't dare to use the Ubuntu SDK once it is released. It is just another step towards a strict separation of Ubuntu and GNU/Linux.
            If you want to represent the interests of the entire Linux-community, you should not use Ubuntu-specific-SDK's.
            Yeah, let's all use random distros noone uses, or Harsh Linux! Pasting 50 commands to install (read: break) an OS is fun!
            Last edited by Calinou; 12-06-2012, 05:40 PM.

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            • #7
              frankly I think that's a non issue... in 10 seconds you can turn off the dash amazon search and delete the amazon icon on the taskbar.

              IMO this is a stupid way with which canonical decided to monetize ubuntu.

              Had they delivered a solid experience like elementary they would in no way need to resort to being amazon's little bitch as they would have a huge number of people using their OS.

              I have been using the alpha for a few hours now ...I'm new to ubuntu.

              In elementary in 5 minutes I pretty much fell in love with the UI and design etc... gnome3 I feel it creates some attrition and rubs me in the wrong ways sometimes but I can get used to it .... especially with the use of numerous extensions and a decent theme, it can become acceptable.

              unity... :/ I don't like the os x thing of having the upper task bar as part of the app interface... I don't really like the orange icons, orange all around ...

              I don't know how to explain it, but the overall feel is :/

              they really DESPERATELY need a better UI

              http://youtu.be/qNxrP3BI_DE






              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Yes, everything I search on my computer, it sends to third parties such as Amazon.
              To me that is spyware.

              Also it displays advertisment from Amazon. To me that is adware.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Calinou View Post
                uid313 is too stupid and cannot disable online searches or remove the shopping lens package.
                No, I know exactly how to disable online searches or remove the shopping lens package.

                But I don't want to use Unity because it is bad and stupid and annoying, even if I disable the adware/spyware.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  But I don't want to use Unity because it is bad and stupid and annoying, even if I disable the adware/spyware.
                  yeah i know what how you feel. i am lucky i got rid of taskbar, and start-menu kinda application menues because it is bad and stupid and annoying.

                  oh wait... they are actually for me annoying because i hear some people like this annoying and stupid old days de concept. funny how for one person one de concept is annyoing and the other ideal and for the other person it is the exact opposite. good that we all learned in the age of 5 years to look over our restricted horizont, didn't we?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by a user View Post
                    yeah i know what how you feel. i am lucky i got rid of taskbar, and start-menu kinda application menues because it is bad and stupid and annoying.

                    oh wait... they are actually for me annoying because i hear some people like this annoying and stupid old days de concept. funny how for one person one de concept is annyoing and the other ideal and for the other person it is the exact opposite. good that we all learned in the age of 5 years to look over our restricted horizont, didn't we?
                    I am sure Unity is great for you, soccer moms, grandpa and other people who use a computer with just one application open namely the web browser, probably on Facebook.

                    But there are people who use their computers for multitasking, then Unity is not good.

                    I am also sure there are people who appreciate Amazon advertisments in Unity, the same people who befriend Nigerian princes.

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                    • #11
                      actually in unity is faster to switch between open apps or open new ones.


                      all you have to do is take your mouse pointer to the left side and click whatever app you want

                      in gnome you have to take it to the upper left corner and wait and then depending if the app is already open or not you can either click the middle of the screen or click the menu to find it



                      a dock or launcher or whatever you want to call it makes sense...


                      gnome3 had some major design flaws, unity tried to fix those flaws but made some other major ones.


                      That said:

                      Minimizing windows must be a must... opening multiple instances of an app or nautilus SHOULDN'T be complicated

                      switching between open windows should be effortless

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Calinou View Post
                        uid313 is too stupid and cannot disable online searches or remove the shopping lens package.
                        Just because one can change configs away from the default, doesn't result in the defaults being non-existent.
                        The default of Ubuntu since 12.10 is that all local search terms are being send to Canonical and that Amazon ads are displayed.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                          actually in unity is faster to switch between open apps or open new ones.


                          all you have to do is take your mouse pointer to the left side and click whatever app you want

                          in gnome you have to take it to the upper left corner and wait and then depending if the app is already open or not you can either click the middle of the screen or click the menu to find it



                          a dock or launcher or whatever you want to call it makes sense...


                          gnome3 had some major design flaws, unity tried to fix those flaws but made some other major ones.


                          That said:

                          Minimizing windows must be a must... opening multiple instances of an app or nautilus SHOULDN'T be complicated

                          switching between open windows should be effortless
                          It's still compositing, which is slow. The alt-tab window (== what people are used to) takes like a second to show. Alt+Tab makes stuff fast, you just have to learn one (or two: Shift+Alt+Tab to go backwards) shortcuts and you're done.

                          " all you have to do is take your mouse pointer to the left side and click whatever app you want" > alt+f2, or alt+f1 to open a menu (I'm using Xubuntu) is still faster. Only two shortcuts to remember again.

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                          • #14
                            nah man, no pressing the keyboard, no keystrokes no shortcuts



                            you should be able to easily navigate and do stuff with just one hand on a touchpad


                            you should be able to easily see what apps / windows whatever you have working

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                              nah man, no pressing the keyboard, no keystrokes no shortcuts



                              you should be able to easily navigate and do stuff with just one hand on a touchpad


                              you should be able to easily see what apps / windows whatever you have working
                              Yeah, the computer should also be able to read your mind.
                              Pointing a cursor at something is inherently slower than pressing a few keys. Just think of the hoops touch interfaces have to go through just to compensate for lack of Ctrl+C/Ctrl+X/Ctrl+V. Or, by the time you find the shutdown button on a touchpad (or using the mouse), I would have already pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del and hit enter; or maybe just typed shutdown.

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