U U U.... In Unity We Stand (But Mostly Fall)
I felt I needed to explain the last post a little better, so here goes....
I recently decided to try and break away from using Windows operating systems completely, in favor of one of the many free flavours of Linux-Kernal based OSs. I've had a tentative history with Linux. A couple of years ago, I would balk at the idea of using it. At one stage I even came up with this little creation. Things are different now though. Oh yes. For one, I'm no longer upto date with the current Windows version. In fact, I'm two versions out of date, having never touched Vista. So here I am with my aging copy of Windows XP SP3, facing down the time with it becomes a "Legacy System".
I've never bought an operating system. Sure, I've paid for them to be bundled along with a new PC but I've never upgraded outside that. Nor do I like the idea of pirating an OS. Being honest, this is less about morals and more about the fact that I like to trust where my OS came from. So I wanted a change... so I went for the most popular Linux version: Ubuntu.
Thankfully, I switched just in time before the 11.04 distro. I was amazed at how much I liked 10.10. It just did stuff out of the box that XP never did. Nearly any USB device I plugged into it worked straight away. Even my Nokia worked when I plugged it in and I had access to the 3G network within minutes. UI though, that's what made the difference for me. Ok, so things were a little topsy-turvy compared to Windows, but it was all very intuitive and easy to follow. I found myself just booting into Ubuntu, daily. If it wasn't for the one or two programs that refuse to work in WINE I would probably make a switch from Windows completely. Then came 11.04. Mother of dear fucking Christ Almighty. What the fuck is this abomination! And here is the nub of this post: If I had switched to Linux just after the 11.04 "update", I would have uninstalled it with much prejudice and never touched any version of Linux again. WHAT. THE. FUCK. WERE. THEY. THINKING. Unity?? Unity on the fucking bounty, more like!
Standard Gnome3 is apparently just as bad. What kind of fucking spastic thought that making a user type to get an application was a good idea!? If I wanted to type to get an application running, I'd just use the console. Fucking dumbass spastics.
Posted at 16:28