[xubuntu-users] Problems xubuntu 11.04

Brian brian.collins at alice.it
Sun Dec 11 11:33:59 UTC 2011

Maybe Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Linux-in-general  should consider developing one 
version for a longer period, rather than making so many new distros. It 
seems like there are always new distros coming out, before the old ones 
have even been perfected. This would, imo, also encourage Windows users 
to try Linux, when they see stable versions that aren't changing every 
month. We know that people want something they can use "out of the box," 
and Linux can certianly do that and more.  But people shy away from it 
all when they are always hearing about "bugs" and "fixes" and "updates."

So go slower, make more "solid" distros. Linux is here to stay. So let's 
make it more friendly to the new kids on the block (as we all were at 
one time or another).

Just my opinion..


On 12/09/2011 09:39 PM, jr wrote:
> On 09/12/11 20:02, Keith Belt wrote:
>> I've been using ubuntu since almost the beginning. Now xubuntu. Rarely
>> do I have any problems. Like I said I prefer fresh install over update
>> to new version. Much less likely to run into trouble. Always thought
>> that was common knowledge with ubuntu.
>> On Dec 9, 2011 1:48 PM, "ron"
>> <roncasa at verizon.net
>> <mailto:roncasa at verizon.net>> wrote:
>>     On 12/09/2011 01:42 PM, jr wrote:
>>         On 09/12/11 17:11, Keith Belt wrote:
>>             If I were you I would do a fresh install but that's just me.
>>             Sometimes
>>             that's easier then fighting problems.
>>         welcome to -- WINDOWS..
>>     (smile)
>>     also,
>>     this is why I stay away from ubuntu, they been going downhill with
>>     all them unique weird problems with each release. I went back to
>>     Linux Mint 9 w/xfce. I'm staying here until a new version really is
>>     stable.
>>     I was tired of being frustrated. Fixing this quirk and that quirk,
>>     (I do not mind the occasional bug).
>>     I am disappointed with ubuntu.
>>     Ron
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> unlike you, I'm fairly new to (X)ubuntu, I thought I liked it but, 
> I've realised, what I really like is Xfce.
> like Ron, I'm not put off by the occasional bug or problem, but I 
> spent a lot of time over the last few weeks removing stuff instead of 
> just working, and still haven't managed to sort out my mount.cifs 
> problem.
> I think the difference between us is that I expect a *NIX system to be 
> stable and dependable; software gets upgraded and tweaked, yes, but 
> one doesn't expect to have to re-install. it is always possible that 
> some upgrade breaks a system, but then you'd restore from a backup 
> rather than doing a completely fresh install.
> it's mostly about forethought.  like not top posting because it makes 
> following the conversation difficult and cumbersome.
> regards, jr.

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