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Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu 11.04, Slackware 13.37 266

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the if-it-ain't-broke-upgrade dept.
Approximately one billion Slashdot readers wrote in to tell us today that one of two distributions had releases: the new Ubuntu sports the Unity interface, marking a 'radical departure' from its UI of old. Now the more ancient and bearded amongst you might be interested in Patrick announcing the latest Slackware release which clearly has the most 1337 version number to date.
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Ubuntu 11.04, Slackware 13.37

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  • Both? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by mescobal (1516701) on Thursday April 28, 2011 @10:24AM (#35962666) Homepage
    Doesn't both news deserve a separate note?
  • Why upgrade? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Rik Sweeney (471717) on Thursday April 28, 2011 @10:29AM (#35962718) Homepage

    I find Kubuntu Lucid LTS stable enough for me these days and cannot really see any reason to upgrade to Natty. I think I'm going to stick to the LTS releases from now on since the new features just aren't compelling enough. Anyone else feel the same?

  • Re:Both? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Missing.Matter (1845576) on Thursday April 28, 2011 @10:37AM (#35962816)
    Then there would be no room on the homepage for important announcements like an iPhone color change!
  • by fishthegeek (943099) on Thursday April 28, 2011 @10:54AM (#35962980) Journal
    I tried using Unity while Natty was in beta and it caused me to jump to Fedora 15. Unity has always struck me as a train wreck of usability. Global menus that are always present... unless they're not, because it depends on the application. A dock that is always there on the left, unless it isn't in order to get out of the way. It's a little too busy, a little to buggy, and a little too inconsistent with itself. I know I'm in a minority right now but I think Gnome-Shell is a better approach. I'm not starting a flame war here, I know GS isn't readily configurable, has issues with network manager, and has countless other things that need to mature. I can't help but think Canonicals reach has exceeded their grasp.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?