[ubuntu-us-ut] Airing of grievances (was Meerkat Ditching 'aptitude')

The Net Duck thenetduck at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 20:08:45 BST 2010

Is aptitude still on the server install? 

After reading these emails it makes sense to me to make the desktop edition more "user friendly" for people who know nothing about computers. For instance, my girl friend just installed ubuntu without knowing anything about Ubuntu. How cool is that?

I personally like and use aptitude as well however I some time use apt-get when I don't want the junk that comes with the recommended packages etc. (that last sentence was a bit off topic...) 

Ok point being. I feel Ubuntu from day 1 has been trying to make Linux user friendly and as their #1 goal states, take down Windows. (in so many words). I think being the first to add "social" out of the box is a smart move for them. They are staying up to date with the here and now and that's what a good user friendly OS needs to do. 

On Sep 12, 2010, at 1:00 PM, Mike Basinger wrote:

> <fanboy rant>
> 1. Choose any theme other than Ambiance or Radiance and the button go
> back to right. I can't express how much I feel this is a non-issue.
> 2. The basic install includes other themes, and they're dozens of
> themes that can be downloaded from the repos if you don't like the
> default.
> 3. sudo apt-get install aptitude , and Bob's your uncle, you have
> aptitude. Keep the distro CD size if very important to Mark and the
> release team. Also,
> I think it is fair to say maybe Ubuntu default install is best for the
> new Linux user, and an more experience user will have the choice and
> freedom to alter their Ubuntu by easily obtain packages in the repos.
> </fanboy rant>
> Mike
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Christer Edwards
> <christer.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This last thread got me thinking about some of the things that have
>> been bothering me about Ubuntu lately. I'm sure (I hope) that I'm not
>> the only one. So, let it all out guys. Get it off your chest. What
>> else is getting under your skin in the latest Ubuntu versions?
>> 1) window buttons belong on the right!
>> 2) poop brown theme turned into "OMG Purple Ponies!1!!" theme
>> 3) aptitude removed to make room for who-knows-what "social" application
>> 4) ...
>> I don't want to come off as just being critical. I'm sure there are
>> things that you all don't agree with. Perhaps this can start a
>> discussion on how to remedy some of these common issues. (for example,
>> my blog post on moving the buttons back where they belong
>> [http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/06/08/move-window-buttons-back-to-the-right-ubuntu-10-04/]).
>> Christer
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