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Old 06-10-2012, 10:15 PM
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Im one of those that hates Unity and Gnome3. They really dont make much sense to put on a production system. Im sure if it was on a smartphone I might feel different.

I do use 12.x on my server though. Its alright. Runs good.

On my 6core, 8meg ram system I run fedora 15 with Lxde.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:31 AM
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On my 6core, 8meg ram system I run fedora 15 with Lxde.
God coffee, leave some ram for the rest of us...
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:53 PM
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Unity is ok. On a 22" screen i do not like having to move the mouse all the way to the left to use an apps menu when i am working in a small window on the right. I have been running lubuntu in virtualbox and it does everything i need, so will try it for awhile.
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I like 12.04 a lot ......

After installing Awesome DE, XFCE or LXDE and stopped using Unity, it is just too heavy
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I was liking Unbuntu until they went with the HUD type of display.I prefer Mint for laptops and desktops. Has of more a Windows point and click feel to it.
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 to try it out as an alternative for customers who either didn't want a Windows os or couldn't afford Windows. I find it easy to use, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 to try it out as an alternative for customers who either didn't want a Windows os or couldn't afford Windows. I find it easy to use, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Then they buy a piece of hardware that only works on Windows *cough* Lexmark printers *cough*. That's the problem most new linux users will have.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:59 PM
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I'm one of those people who cannot stand the unity interface. I like Lubuntu(LXDE) , Linux Mint and a distro called Kiwi. All basically Ubuntu with a decent IU.
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I admit I'm not a linux fan, nevertheless I've had to adapt as my server runs Linux based AMAHI software, and AMAHI now supports Ubuntu O/S 12.04 as opposed to the previous Fedora 14.

(10 drives, 13TB space, ssd drive as the root drive, yes I'm bragging)


The biggest headache I've encountered is cutting out all the bloat that is installed during a "desktop" installation (as opposed to the headless " server" installation).

I don't want Bluetooth, libraoffice, games, chat, email, with the associated drivers loading automatically during booting.

What I wanted was something in between the two.

With respect to unity etc, I found it quite easy installing other desktop systems, and it is easy to switch between them. Just logout and switch.

Gnome, gnome3, classic gnome etc. no probs.

What I really miss is decent power management for my server / desktop machine.
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For running as a file server, I have found it to be great. Fast, efficent, and low power consumption was key for me installing it. For the desktop version, I wouldn't really suggest it unless you are new to Linux. Something for you to learn off of and then another version that is more you.
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