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    Default Suggest Ubuntu Alternative

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    The distribution should be "consumer" friendly, in installation and in service; and have some sort of "market place" (ie GUI frontend to big local package repo, or application manager etc).

    I have recently tried Unity and polished unity looks pretty good.

    But with current Ubuntu policy of
    1) "we want to control everything", ie "Mir" case
    2) "we require CLA everywhere", ie can turn all into closed source
    sure people will search for alternative.

    Please suggest and explain why(strong points, weak points).

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    Quote Originally Posted by brosis View Post
    Title.

    The distribution should be "consumer" friendly, in installation and in service; and have some sort of "market place" (ie GUI frontend to big local package repo, or application manager etc).

    Please suggest and explain why(strong points, weak points).
    Mint or Debian will be the closest to your Ubuntu experience. Mint is basically Ubuntu without the stupid, and Debian is Ubuntu's basis lacking some polish, but overall comfortable to use and with excellent package repository.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
    Mint or Debian will be the closest to your Ubuntu experience. Mint is basically Ubuntu without the stupid, and Debian is Ubuntu's basis lacking some polish, but overall comfortable to use and with excellent package repository.
    Debian has always outdated software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS987 View Post
    Debian has always outdated software.
    Sure. But Wheezy is kind a new(by Debian standard). Once Wheezy is out, there will be a new testing dist.

    Otherwise: Arch if you have the time and nerve for it.

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    I recommend Arch if you want to learn Linux deeper... or even Gentoo ;] i think they got best step by step documentation

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    Quote Originally Posted by CthuIhux View Post
    Before everyone suggest PCBSD, lets be real:




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    PCBSD is not an alternative to Ubuntu.

    PCBSD is an alternative to the shit which comes out of your anus when you sit on the toilet.
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    Anyone who suggest PCBSD should kill themselfs NOW
    The only alternative for the shit that comes out of your anus is the shit in your brain, sputtering out of your mouth.

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    Default debian is for you

    If you're ok with ubuntu, debian will be fine for you but you just have to adapt to gnome-shell.
    Debian-mint is a good alternative is you want something just a little easier to use.
    But I don't think you can skip the trying phase.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CthuIhux View Post
    Before everyone suggest PCBSD, lets be real:

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    PCBSD is not an alternative to Ubuntu.

    PCBSD is an alternative to the shit which comes out of your anus when you sit on the toilet.
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    Anyone who suggest PCBSD should kill themselfs NOW
    ha cthulu you've got a real nice name, but you're not able to give one alternative to ubuntu: but it was easy => debian is a good one.
    You can promote bsd if you want but it's just not the right topic, I believe you are struggling with something but I encourage you to read the first post then read yours and I hope you understand your mistake : bsd is not linux. Even if you're frustrated because pcbsd did something very ugly to you in the past you've got to move on and direct you anger to people talking about bsd not the one talking about something totally different. But if you want to kee going in that direction, perhaps you can go to the microsoft or apple forum I'm sure it will be more funny. You remind me of poor people agressing poor people when they just have to walk to the next neighboorg to find people with a lot of money, it's just stupid. Osx feet you prefectly as it's a distant relative of bsd. I suggest you to begin with tony mac something site and wait a month or two to get back to phoronix (and as a bonus if you're not here you can"t be banned, so all is fine for everybody). Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brosis View Post
    Title.

    The distribution should be "consumer" friendly, in installation and in service; and have some sort of "market place" (ie GUI frontend to big local package repo, or application manager etc).

    I have recently tried Unity and polished unity looks pretty good.

    But with current Ubuntu policy of
    1) "we want to control everything", ie "Mir" case
    2) "we require CLA everywhere", ie can turn all into closed source
    sure people will search for alternative.

    Please suggest and explain why(strong points, weak points).
    Either you are a religious zealot or you use consumer-friendly OS. Can't have it both ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brosis View Post
    Title.

    The distribution should be "consumer" friendly, in installation and in service; and have some sort of "market place" (ie GUI frontend to big local package repo, or application manager etc).

    I have recently tried Unity and polished unity looks pretty good.

    But with current Ubuntu policy of
    1) "we want to control everything", ie "Mir" case
    2) "we require CLA everywhere", ie can turn all into closed source
    sure people will search for alternative.

    Please suggest and explain why(strong points, weak points).
    Why do you care about those points? Just politics?

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