Smylers at stripey.com
Mon Jan 23 20:56:00 GMT 2012
Nicholas Clark writes:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 06:47:12PM +0000, Smylers wrote:
> > I'm not looking to change OSes right now though, and would rather
> > put up with the infelicities I'm used to rather than have a whole
> > bunch of unfamiliar ones inflicted on me.
> The cynic in me can't resist suggesting that if you just track current
> Ubuntu, you can get all of the pain of progress-free change, without
> actually needing to install someone else's OS.*
Yes, but it'll be gradual change, so the cost is amortized over multiple
tasks I'm actually trying to achieve rather than all at once. And I have
enough Linux experience that I'm able to combat some of the undesirable
changes, whereas with OS X I'd have to learn from scratch.
Though I think the Ubuntu inconveniences are generally restricted
specifically to the Unity desktop environment, not the underlying OS.
I've given LXDE a brief try, and may well switch to that soon.
> All the laptop hardware I've ever had experience of is no longer in
That's my trouble too. Laptop products don't seem to evolve gradually
like, say, car models, such that there's an obvious 'current model' of
one you like that you bought a few years ago.
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