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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:51 AM
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I finally installed Ubuntu 11.10
Is there a shittier excuse of an operating system in existence?

What a load of fucking crap.

Mark Shuttlesworth, or whatever his name is, needs to be taught some manners.

I cannot for the life of me condone or even imagine the depths of what Ubuntu has done to Linux.

It is a monstrosity.

No, it is a mockery of a monstrosity!

What utter shit.

Am I missing something?

And where did my menus go? Especially in Firefox?
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:15 PM
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1. I've downloaded it but haven't tried it. Is it the unity desktop that's causing you grief?
How to change to Gnome Classic Desktop in Ubuntu 11.10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xDXeOsLQ3k
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 04:22 AM
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3. yeah, that was part of it
I did change it today to the classic version.

And I admit I was a wee bit hyperbolic in my criticism. I didn't yet realize that even Gnome 3 is apparently being geared more to the tablet, or at least to that paradigm, rather than the desktop computer. So I guess I owe a bit of an apology to Mark Shuttleworth.

I installed the Oscillating Ocelot or whatever around midnight, and I found myself in the wee hours of the morning before I could get my puny dial-up internet connection activated. I was a bit grumpy by then... and a few adult beverages may've been consumed... but I'm not telling.

Thanks for the link!
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 08:23 AM
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10. I wish I'd found that instruction when I was trying 11.10
For me with an okie accent and used to okie accents in people I converse with that was hard to understand what the guy was saying though.

Now that i have a link to go back to the gnome desktop I might just try 11.10 again
I think I'll boot to 11.10 and see if I can do this. I'm down with the crud so this would give me something to do today :-) to get my mind off the cruddies for a while

Do you know if I can make this change if I'm running 11.10 from a cd?
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:54 PM
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15. Thanks!!! In my case it was Unity. You clued me in ASAP as to what was
driving me up the wall. See #12 and #14.

Thanks again!!!
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:16 PM
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2. It's socialized software!
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 04:29 AM
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4. That's pretty funny
But then again I'm a full-fledged believer in socialism, in the Western European model, so I probably don't get it. :)

I was kind of surprised to see commercial software being sold on the Ubuntu Software Center. And even more surprised to see that the Ubuntu Software Center doesn't recognize a puny dialup connection as legitimate. :(
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 11:29 AM
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5. Haven't been on dial-up for ages
but still, that's pretty disappointing.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 04:39 PM
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13. Yep, IMO it's now socialized Garbage!!! What a shame!!! n/t
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 07:23 AM
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6. I'm not fan of 11.10 either, but...
...Ubuntu hasn't done anything to Linux (except, of course, get it more exposure with regular desktop users). If you don't like the direction Ubuntu is taken, there are many other Linux distributions that may suit you better. Nothing Ubuntu has done can change that.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 05:39 AM
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7. I agree with you
Right now I've been trying to find a window manager / desktop I can live with under Ubuntu.

I've tried the legacy version of Gnome, KDE, enlightenment, and xfce. So far, I'm liking xfce the best. But I've only been playing with it for about an hour.

I killed my windows partition. Hopefully for good.

I'm thinking my best plan might be to split my smaller HD into two main partitions, and use them back and forth to do a LFS build every six months to a year. Maybe using a pal's faster connection to dl the source packages... I go over there once a month, at least, anyway.

The new Gnome is pretty as hell, but it just seems so impractical to me. And KDE seems to be heading in that direction too.

If you have a suggestion for a window manager/desktop that I've overlooked, I'd be interested in hearing about it.



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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 06:21 AM
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8. I actually use XFCE for the most part
It's light and fast, but you can still pretty it up with compiz ;-)

I really like Enlightenment e17, too, but it's not quite as reliable (still under heavy development). If you like tiny distros, try Bodhi linux. It's Debian+Ubuntu-based and uses e17 by default. Plus it comes with only a bare minimum of pre-installed applications.

Funny, though...looks like you're a more advanced Linuxer than I am if you're doing the LFS thing! I've considered it on a few occasions, but haven't yet taken the plunge. I guessing you'd recommend it?
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:43 AM
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11. I used LFS for years
From about 2000 until about 2008. It was very educational about how Linux works. But I finally got kind of fed up, with keeping the whole thing up-to-date. Library dependencies nearly drove me crazy. Or maybe they did. That's kind of up for debate. :)

I just found out about what Mint Linux is doing. They've added something onto Gnome 3.

I haven't tried it out yet. It hasn't officially been released. But they are trying to marry Gnome 3, which is very attractive from I've seen, with the more practical aims of earlier releases.

I'm waiting for the official release, which should happen in the next few days. But it sounds great. Linux Mint Lisa.

Doesn't hurt a bit that I've had a couple of girlfriends named "Lisa." :)

I hope that it is fairly self-contained, and that the main Gnome developers will merge it into their source tree.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 08:07 AM
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9. The menu in the top panel is relevant to whatever program you have running
if you are online then that menu is firefoxes menu. If you are running another program that menu changes to whatever program you're using.
I didn't like unity and I'm back to 10.10 as I couldn't get wine to run AutoCad right in the later versions. I use AutoCad and I must have a computer that runs it or else I'd be back on windblows
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 04:36 PM
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12. It's an absolute piece of garbage. I've been in computer R&D and support for
Edited on Mon Nov-28-11 05:26 PM by RKP5637
decades in Unix and also using Linux since the beginning. This is the worst I've seen from Ubuntu. It's unmanageable and about the most unintuitive garbage I've seen. I would kick anyone out of my dept. that came up with this release. I'm going back to Debian.

I've been noticing Ubuntu going downhill for awhile. Another one on my list is bloated memory hog Firefox, for that I'm switching to Opera. Far more robust.

http://www.opera.com /

I'm on a rant, I've been dicking with the 11.10 release most of the day. What a piece of sh** IMO.

PS: One of my friends walked in and said what's that you're running. I said latest Ubuntu release. Comment: "It looks like a child's toy!" Mine: Right!!!

You're not alone on your rant about the new release, Take a look at the comments.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot-d...

If you have a chance, try Debian. Ubuntu is based on Debian.

http://www.debian.org /

Most of my gripes are about Unity, but I've had other issues with Ubuntu over the past couple of years, some of their releases have been horrific, not ready for prime time at all.


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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:53 PM
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14. UPDATE: Unity is what was driving me up the wall. I actually went back to KDE. Loaded
Kubuntu 11.10 and it works perfectly!!! Also, my Firefox 8 works perfectly under Kubuntu 11.10. Soooooo, I'm happy to be happy with Ubuntu and Firefox again. IMO Unity sucks, it's not ready for prime time yet IMO.
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