[ubuntu-uk] What does this remind you of

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Wed Mar 7 11:12:07 UTC 2012

mac wrote:
> On 3 Mar 2012, at 11:30, Bruno Girin <brunogirin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ...Both Unity and Metro are bold changes to the way you use your
> > computer and raise the risk of severe backlash from users who were
> > used to something different.
> Nothing against it as an *option* in a routine 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade.

What should the other option be? Going from 10.04 to 12.04 involves
deprecating Gnome 2.x, so *something* has to replace it.

> Of course, if I'll get an option during my routine upgrade 10.04 to
> 12.04 to install a standard desktop-computing UI, I'll be entirely
> happy, as I don't particularly want the faff of a new install of
> Xubuntu or Debian.
> However, I'm assuming that the routine upgrade will just install
> Unity.  But if I've misunderstood, and I'll be able to choose a
> different UI, I withdraw my objections. 

This is how it's always worked on most (all?) OSes. Big changes happen
at major version releases, the expectation being that on upgrading
between major versions you'll have a look at what you're getting before
beginning the work; and minor releases don't make such big changes to
how things work so don't need such research or preparation. That's why
there's two sorts of upgrade.


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