[TriLUG] Ubuntu 11.04 Release Party, April 28, Chapel Hill
russ at virante.com
Sun Apr 17 21:13:14 EDT 2011
I'm pretty excited about it. I know there is a good bit of politics
regarding the switch, but frankly if I didn't read slashdot every day, I
think I wouldn't have noticed that such a fundamental change had occurred. I
would have probably just said "oh, new shiny pretties!" and been on my merry
I actually like this diversion a bit. I have long felt that while Ubuntu was
one of the "prettier by default" distros, all gnome based and/or kde based
distros looked pretty much the same.
That being said, I really don't know what I am talking about, so it is
merely the opinion of someone largely uninformed. I'll install it, see if I
like it, and if I dont, just revert.
On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 4:41 PM, <matt at noway2.thruhere.net> wrote:
> > On 04/17/2011 01:03 PM, John Broome wrote:
> >> On 04/15/2011 11:10 AM, Bill Farrow wrote:
> >>> Hey TriLUGers,
> >>> It's April, which means another Ubuntu Release, which also means a
> >>> release party ! Come and socialize with other Linux enthusiasts
> >>> outside of a formal meeting.
> >> People still do this?
> > Any excuse to party, right?
> On a more serious note, what is everybody's take on the new Ubuntu concept
> with the departure from a standard Gnome based desktop? If you are an
> Ubuntu user, do you plan to stay with it or go to something else as a
> I personally have been using Ubuntu for several years, but have been
> moving away from it. This is a little complicated by the fact that my
> wife also uses it and is "comfortable" with it (she couldn't navigate my
> KDE based installation of Slackware). My complaint with the new Ubuntu
> display is how it makes everything into icons with the panel on the
> desktop. I don't really have any intentions to upgrade any of my existing
> installations. I guess at some point I will switch, but I am not sure to
> what exactly.
> I also have a couple of server distributions that I now rely on. One of
> them is still running Karmic, which is now or will soon be EOL. Again, I
> question do I switch and if I do, what would be the best way to minimize
> my "down" time.
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