"My first 48 hours enduring Ubuntu"

Aamir Maori aamir at exjinn.net
Wed Jun 15 16:36:36 UTC 2005

I would have to agree with you. I live in a commune type household and we
have 3 windows boxes, 2 macs and my linux notebook. I find that gnome is
pretty Mac like, at least more so than it is windows like.

Mac OS X tends to compeletely remove you from the expierencing the
underlying workings of the system. While I think that Ubuntu does some of
the same things, to a lesser degree.

I'm not talking about HIG's and gui design. I'm talking about end user usage.

Much like you said after using Linux and its accomapanying window managers
and desktop environments for along time (4 years for me), it tends to
leave you yearning when you go to something else.

Ubuntu manages for the most part to just work, much like the aim of OSX
however if I want to the settings behind the pretty facade I can do so
with ease. This is one thing which attracts me to linux in the first

On Wed, June 15, 2005 12:23 pm, Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier said:

> Maybe I'm just a computing misfit, but I think GNOME is more usable than
> OS X. I use both, though I use GNOME much more than OS X, and I vastly
> prefer using GNOME over OS X. I admit, I've been using Linux as my main
> OS a very long time now (six years) so my outlook is a bit different
> than folks who are just now looking at the Linux desktop and comparing
> it to Windows and Mac OS X.
> Best,
> Zonker
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