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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 13.10 Derivatives Do Their Alpha 2 Release

    While Ubuntu itself no longer does alpha releases, several of its derivatives are doing their "Saucy Salamander" Alpha 2 releases today...

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

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Ubuntu 13.10 Derivatives Do Their Alpha 2 Release

    While Ubuntu itself no longer does alpha releases, several of its derivatives are doing their "Saucy Salamander" Alpha 2 releases today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQyMDU
    It's sad that XFCE 4.11 its still under development. It is a FANASTIC DE for old machines with 1GB RAM or lower and propably will not be ready for Xubuntu 13.10.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by verde View Post
      It is a FANASTIC DE for old machines with 1GB RAM or lower
      Also a fantastic DE for higher end computers as well. My system isn't this massive gaming rig beast, but it's pretty decent and it screams along with XFCE.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by synaptix View Post
        Also a fantastic DE for higher end computers as well. My system isn't this massive gaming rig beast, but it's pretty decent and it screams along with XFCE.
        In modern hardware with decent GPU i prefer Unity. I do my work faster than any other DE (even Windows 7). Thats a fact and personal taste of course.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by verde View Post
          In modern hardware with decent GPU i prefer Unity. I do my work faster than any other DE (even Windows 7). Thats a fact and personal taste of course.
          The party pooper for me about Unity is the lack of a classic applications menu and panels customization. Having to write the application name is a pain in the ass for me, thats why I stick to XFCE which can be customized enough to look like like unity and much much further increasing overall productivity.

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          • #6
            Unity is starting to suck even more... been testing Ubuntu 13.10

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            • #7
              Originally posted by verde View Post
              In modern hardware with decent GPU i prefer Unity. I do my work faster than any other DE (even Windows 7). Thats a fact and personal taste of course.
              With a multi-thousand dollar system, I'd still run Xubuntu and XFCE.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
                Unity is starting to suck even more... been testing Ubuntu 13.10
                Considering no new features were added this cycle to Unity7, just bug fixes, that impression seems odd. Maybe a user specific driver or bug issue? Also considering, this is considered Alpha2 in the pre-no-alpha Ubuntu cycle, bugs are expected, kinda a no-brainer.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dh04000 View Post
                  Considering no new features were added this cycle to Unity7, just bug fixes, that impression seems odd. Maybe a user specific driver or bug issue? Also considering, this is considered Alpha2 in the pre-no-alpha Ubuntu cycle, bugs are expected, kinda a no-brainer.
                  S/He is the biggest anti-Ubuntu troll in here. Don't take his claims seriously. He would never try Ubuntu in any case.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by synaptix View Post
                    With a multi-thousand dollar system, I'd still run Xubuntu and XFCE.
                    haha it is truly fantastic but i think you exaggerate..

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by verde View Post
                      haha it is truly fantastic but i think you exaggerate..
                      I entered the Linux world with Mint 8 (Helena), switched to Ubuntu 9.10 a month later and used Ubuntu up to just before 11.04 release and moved away from that and to Xubuntu. Xubuntu 13.04 is now my main Linux with Mint 15 Mate coming in a tight second.

                      Once you go Xubuntu, you never go back.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dh04000 View Post
                        Considering no new features were added this cycle to Unity7, just bug fixes, that impression seems odd. Maybe a user specific driver or bug issue? Also considering, this is considered Alpha2 in the pre-no-alpha Ubuntu cycle, bugs are expected, kinda a no-brainer.
                        this has been pointed out by many Ubuntu Developers/Testers it maybe do to all the patches for Xmir it just has Lag and is 1/2 broken, and now has Facebook ad's Ubuntu no longer has alpha's remember all of it package's are built at the same time and its on a Daily Build

                        Originally posted by verde View Post
                        S/He is the biggest anti-Ubuntu troll in here. Don't take his claims seriously. He would never try Ubuntu in any case.
                        na i dont have to troll Ubuntu all the shitty software Canonical keep's Releasing is doing it for me

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by synaptix View Post
                          I entered the Linux world with Mint 8 (Helena), switched to Ubuntu 9.10 a month later and used Ubuntu up to just before 11.04 release and moved away from that and to Xubuntu. Xubuntu 13.04 is now my main Linux with Mint 15 Mate coming in a tight second.

                          Once you go Xubuntu, you never go back.
                          i Run Linux Mint 15 MATE as my Main too it's one of the lowest on ram usage even lower than Xfce and LXDE if i remember

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by verde View Post
                            haha it is truly fantastic but i think you exaggerate..
                            Why? For some of us, there's nothing more comfortable than XFCE. At least, that's my case. I don't think Unity is bad (some of my friends LOVE IT), but it doesn't seem to fit me well. As you said earlier, matter of personal taste.
                            Actually, I must thank Unity and GNOME 3, because before I just used GNOME 2 and thought XFCE was a half-assed GNOME for lower resources; I'd never had discovered how good it is (for me) if I didn't dislike those (in comparison to GNOME 2) :P

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                            • #15
                              The Alpha releases seem kind of superfluous to me. The people who run the dev branch of Ubuntu use/test it as a rolling release, so a release candidate or two should be suitable.

                              As for Xfce), I use it because I love it and I too would run it on a system with a 4770k, Geforce Titan, etc. About the only thing I don't like is the infrequent video tearing, and I may try to run Weston on top of it to solve that.

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