[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu - Wrong Direction?

thegeeksquadron at ymail.com thegeeksquadron at ymail.com
Thu Dec 1 23:52:58 UTC 2011

Is Ubuntu going in the wrong direction? For starters, it seems as though hordes of users - including myself have switched over to Linux Mint and Arch in some cases.

I've been using Ubuntu since Hardy and am sad to leave it go, but the last two versions have been buggy beyond belief, and furthermore Unity is for tablets and Netbooks, not Desktops and laptops.

The attitude of Canonical is so poor - so many users have been saying what they want; they've ignored, and Linux Mint has filled the hole. Mint 11 was perfect; Mint 12, I'm not liking Gnome 3 MSGE, regularly crashes, but they're supporting MATE - which is the future as far as I am concerned, along with the old Gnome 2.x as well.

Ubuntu just lags and lags and is so irresponsive. The memory leaks so badly lately - which was the reason I made the Mint switchover that so many are doing.

Not trying to start a flame war, but I loved the OLD Ubuntu, now that Ubuntu is Mint.

Ditch Unity, change the attitude and we're onto a winner again.

Is this a sneek peek of Win8, supposedly 'tablet/mobile and desktop', in a way I kinda hope so ;) - at least Windows will be gone. Seriously, you only have to look at DistroWatch to count down the days before Mint overtakes its base, as Ubuntu did with Debian.

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