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(OMGUbuntu)   Ubuntu was featured in a long-running Japanese kids show. Fans said they could tell it was Ubuntu because it ran great but looked butt ugly. (with video)   (omgubuntu.co.uk) divider line 79
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2012-05-18 12:24:49 PM
Sounds about right
 
2012-05-18 12:28:28 PM
12.04 looks at lot better than previous incarnations.
 
2012-05-18 12:33:11 PM
i.imgur.com

looks like every other distro to me
 
2012-05-18 12:33:53 PM
I think Ubuntu looks pretty good... :-(
 
2012-05-18 12:34:52 PM
OMG!!! THIS IS AWESOME!YEAR OF THE LINUX DESKTOP!!! YOU'RE GOING DOWN MICRO$OFT!
 
2012-05-18 12:37:51 PM

El Freak: OMG!!! THIS IS AWESOME!YEAR OF THE LINUX DESKTOP!!! YOU'RE GOING DOWN MICRO$OFT!


When your OS is on Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, you know it's headed for greatness in the near future.
 
2012-05-18 12:40:15 PM

Honest Bender: I think Ubuntu looks pretty good... :-(


I think it looks better than the Mac OS. I like Windows 7 the best, but Ubuntu's a lot better looking now than it used to be.
 
2012-05-18 12:53:15 PM
Subby, call it "Japnese Power Rangers". "Long running Kids Show" doesn't mean anything.
 
2012-05-18 12:59:54 PM
Don't like how ubuntu looks?

Install a theme, or make your own theme.

// I think it's some sort of rule that the default theme of any OS has to be as plain jane vanilla boring as possible.

And then you have people that turn around and roll their own.

www.ubuntuthemes.org
 
2012-05-18 01:14:12 PM
Updated from 11 to 12 the other day. The entire GUI broke, no menu bar, no launcher. Spent an hour or so following links about compiz being broken or that nVidia drives don't work, etc., etc. Decided, Fark it. Blew it away, reloaded Windows and installed Mint 13 in VMWare workstation.

Probably should have been doing that from the beginning, but I had hopes for Ubuntu.
 
2012-05-18 01:17:19 PM
Is Ubuntu actually popular, or just terribly overpromoted. Of all the Linux distros I've used, I like it the least. Arch is more my speed.
 
2012-05-18 01:20:17 PM

t3knomanser: Is Ubuntu actually popular, or just terribly overpromoted. Of all the Linux distros I've used, I like it the least. Arch is more my speed.


We use it as a base OS for our computers/servers here at work. Just, you know, tossing that out there.
 
2012-05-18 01:28:39 PM

Honest Bender: We use it as a base OS for our computers/servers here at work.


Yeah, it's not like it's the cancer of Linux or anything, but every time I hear, "Oh, it's so great!" and fire it up, I just find a thousand niggling things that irk me. It's like it tries so hard to appeal to a large audience that it loses the sleekness that a more customizable distro, like Arch, can grant.

But then again, I still think VMS was the greatest operating system ever used, so I may have weird tastes.
 
2012-05-18 01:32:18 PM

WhackingDay: Updated from 11 to 12 the other day. The entire GUI broke, no menu bar, no launcher. Spent an hour or so following links about compiz being broken or that nVidia drives don't work, etc., etc. Decided, Fark it. Blew it away, reloaded Windows and installed Mint 13 in VMWare workstation.

Probably should have been doing that from the beginning, but I had hopes for Ubuntu.


I upgraded to 12 from 11 last week. In so doing, numerous UI problems that I had experienced ceased. When using Ubuntu 11 the Dash Menu would sporadically and randomly open without any user input; this behaviour has not occurred in Ubuntu 12. Additionally, I use a tablet computer (not by intent; it was a computer vacated by a user who now prefers use of an iPad) and Ubuntu 11 could not properly address the touchscreen. Ubuntu 12 handles the touchscreen without error.
 
2012-05-18 01:32:40 PM
Ubuntone was better but you've probably never heard of it.
 
2012-05-18 01:42:29 PM
t3knomanser: Is Ubuntu actually popular, or just terribly overpromoted

It was very popular (in terms of linux distros), until they started their current trend of trying to cater to neophyte users (farking unity).

That sort of alienated their existing user base and drove people toward mint.

royal.pingdom.com

// gong to install ubuntu 12.04 on a box, and after trying that, mint, to see what will go onto the rest of my boxes.
 
2012-05-18 01:44:02 PM
t3knomanser: Yeah, it's not like it's the cancer of Linux or anything, but every time I hear, "Oh, it's so great!" and fire it up, I just find a thousand niggling things that irk me.

What version did you run?

I'm still on 10.04, I only ever look at the LTS releases (I have some raid setup with MDADM so don't want to play with that unless it's going to sit for a while).
 
2012-05-18 01:45:58 PM
images.buddytv.com
 
2012-05-18 01:48:02 PM
Ed Finnerty: Ubuntone was better but you've probably never heard of it.

I know you're making an ubuntu/two ubunone joke, and Imma let you finish.

But ubuntu one was the best numeric ubuntu joke ever.

https://one.ubuntu.com/

// IE, why would I make an ubuntu one account when I already have a dropbox account?
 
2012-05-18 01:49:49 PM
Xubuntu represent.

/fark unity
 
2012-05-18 01:50:33 PM

El Freak: OMG!!! THIS IS AWESOME!YEAR OF THE LINUX DESKTOP!!! YOU'RE GOING DOWN MICRO$OFT!


Trolling Linux threads is like one step up from trolling Caturday. Sad, sad, desperate troll.
 
2012-05-18 01:51:02 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

/Unite!
 
2012-05-18 01:54:07 PM

lordargent: t3knomanser: Is Ubuntu actually popular, or just terribly overpromoted

It was very popular (in terms of linux distros), until they started their current trend of trying to cater to neophyte users (farking unity).

That sort of alienated their existing user base and drove people toward mint.

[royal.pingdom.com image 580x435]

// gong to install ubuntu 12.04 on a box, and after trying that, mint, to see what will go onto the rest of my boxes.


Well, I don't find Unity useful on a full sized desktop - so I just turned it off.
Might be good on a mobile platform, but I wouldn't know.
 
2012-05-18 01:57:49 PM

lordargent: t3knomanser: Is Ubuntu actually popular, or just terribly overpromoted

It was very popular (in terms of linux distros), until they started their current trend of trying to cater to neophyte users (farking unity).

That sort of alienated their existing user base and drove people toward mint.

[royal.pingdom.com image 580x435]

// gong to install ubuntu 12.04 on a box, and after trying that, mint, to see what will go onto the rest of my boxes.


I don't think they're trying for neophyte as much as trying to make a Desktop that they can port over to a tablet easily. The problem is: Unity really is a mess on the Desktop, but probably easier on something smaller. Ubuntu with anything else for a Desktop is highly rated for a reason.

Mint on the other hand seems to be for the guy with a spare laptop in the basement with XP taking 15 minutes to load. Mint seems far more aimed at the new user -- which is just fine. I'm a die-hard supporter of the "use what you like" crowd.
 
2012-05-18 01:58:30 PM
My current Kubuntu 12.04 desktop:



I can show more of the interface if anyone's curious.
 
2012-05-18 01:59:52 PM
again...
i46.tinypic.com
 
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2012-05-18 01:59:56 PM
Put Xfce on it, then it'd look great. Loving the minimalist, lightweight window manager.

/Unity sucks donkey balls
 
2012-05-18 02:00:36 PM

lordargent: // gong to install ubuntu 12.04 on a box, and after trying that, mint, to see what will go onto the rest of my boxes.


I'll bet you go with Mint. The newest Ubuntu distributions feel like they're trying to copy OS/X, while Mint just feels like a rock-solid Linux distribution, IMO.

//I use Ubuntu, but if I was switching today, I'd be a Mint user.
 
2012-05-18 02:00:37 PM
2 seconds on a show no one has seen? LOOK OUT MICROSOFT AND APPLE!
 
2012-05-18 02:08:01 PM
Anyone else here ever try out the QNX 4 demo disk?

Boot a typical 1990s PC into a Unix-like fully GUI multitasking real-time plug-and-play OS with decent web browser for the time (one of the fastest fully graphical browsers ever, supporting HTML 3.2 and JavaScript), a web server, sample applications, games, fonts, and documentation.

And the whole thing fit on one bootable 1.44MB 3½″ floppy diskette. Depending on which variant you used, it would either detect any standard internal or external true hardware modem (not the later "WinModems" or other software-emulated modems), or an NE-2000-compatible 10BASE-T NIC, and set up Internet access thereon.

Under no circumstances would it even touch nor even look at your hard drive. Once booted, it didn't even need the floppy diskette drive anymore.

Very handy if your Windows or other main OS cratered and you needed to get online to find a solution.

The GUI was actually quite slick for the 1990s. Better than Windows 95 or 98 or 98SE or even the later 2000 or XP (I won't even bother to mention ME).
 
2012-05-18 02:15:56 PM

lordargent: What version did you run?


A few. It's been a few years. Last time I went on a, "Let's install a random OS in a VM!" kick, I fired up Haiku. That is something I would like to check in on again.
 
2012-05-18 02:16:04 PM
This might be the first time a real operating system was used in a TV show. WHAR ultra futuristic UI with ancient command line interface WHAR?
 
2012-05-18 02:25:57 PM

jonny_q: again...
[i46.tinypic.com image 640x400]


They unlocked the menu bar? I just upgraded from the previous version and didn't notice that.

Still have trouble printing though. Old printers (2005, 2007).
 
2012-05-18 02:30:13 PM

SultanofSchwing: [i.imgur.com image 640x397]

looks like every other distro to me


What the hell version are you running? The 2.6 kernel hasn't been used in Ubuntu for a while [except the LTS maybe]. Also, 32-bit? Come on man!
 
2012-05-18 02:44:16 PM

NateAsbestos: SultanofSchwing: [i.imgur.com image 640x397]

looks like every other distro to me

What the hell version are you running? The 2.6 kernel hasn't been used in Ubuntu for a while [except the LTS maybe]. Also, 32-bit? Come on man!


Was a GIS, just linked the first one I found.
 
2012-05-18 02:51:59 PM
Hmm, well I do like Ubuntu. I even like Unity, too. For the most part I liked them when they came out with 11.10, but it was a memory pig (more than now, anyways). So I tried Mint for a while, but it just seems a little less complete, and getting the latest nvidia drivers didn't work very well for me. So then I went to Xubuntu + Docky, which was pretty good. I tried 12.04 just to see what it was like, and found it a lot less resource-intensive than 11.10 and looked fine, so now I'm on 12.04. Upgraded Mrs. J's computer from 10,04 (I think) to 12.04 and she's pretty happy with it, too.

They did drop the ball on the upgrade from Gnome2 to the addled-Gnome3-Unity clusterfark though. I had to delete a couple compiz config files to get the default desktop to show. Shouldn't have to do that, and it will turn people away who don't want to wade through ubuntuforums and such.
 
2012-05-18 02:55:20 PM

lordargent: Don't like how ubuntu looks?

Install a theme, or make your own theme.

// I think it's some sort of rule that the default theme of any OS has to be as plain jane vanilla boring as possible.


Exactly.. The ability to make it look almost any way you want is part of what makes Linux so cool..

Ubuntu 11.10, Gnome 3 with Cairo Dock and a few theme mods:

oi46.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-18 02:59:28 PM

H31N0US: jonny_q: again...
[i46.tinypic.com image 640x400]

They unlocked the menu bar? I just upgraded from the previous version and didn't notice that.

Still have trouble printing though. Old printers (2005, 2007).


Nope. Mine is Kubuntu, the KDE-based version of Ubuntu. It is WAY more configurable, but *can* (if you choose) have a menu that works the same way as Unity (and can be docked anywhere.
 
2012-05-18 03:02:24 PM

H31N0US: jonny_q: again...
[i46.tinypic.com image 640x400]

They unlocked the menu bar? I just upgraded from the previous version and didn't notice that.

Still have trouble printing though. Old printers (2005, 2007).


BTW... Setting network printers isn't always fun. I think Kubuntu is a little better at it than regular Ubuntu, but it's still not great. If you're talking about your own personal USB printer, I'm not sure what kind of trouble you would have. As long as it shows up as a printer, and for the driver you choose "Generic Postscript Printer (foomatic)" you should be ok. Don't worry about trying to find your printer-specific driver.
 
2012-05-18 03:18:43 PM
Did you know that Ubuntu is an African word that means "I don't know how to configure Debian"? It's true.
 
2012-05-18 03:22:20 PM

t3knomanser: A few. It's been a few years. Last time I went on a, "Let's install a random OS in a VM!" kick, I fired up Haiku. That is something I would like to check in on again.


Haiku's fun. Open source revision of BeOS, for those of you who don't know. It's on one of my VMs. I also like PC-BSD.
 
2012-05-18 03:24:06 PM
I think I seen it on Criminal minds also
 
2012-05-18 03:25:30 PM

Blackbrain: Did you know that Ubuntu is an African word that means "I don't know how to configure Debian"? It's true.


Is "African" the language they speak in the country of Africa?
 
2012-05-18 03:34:43 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Blackbrain: Did you know that Ubuntu is an African word that means "I don't know how to configure Debian"? It's true.

Is "African" the language they speak in the country of Africa?


I think it's Swahili for "Fark Troll Fail"
 
2012-05-18 03:50:47 PM

t3knomanser: Honest Bender: We use it as a base OS for our computers/servers here at work.

Yeah, it's not like it's the cancer of Linux or anything, but every time I hear, "Oh, it's so great!" and fire it up, I just find a thousand niggling things that irk me. It's like it tries so hard to appeal to a large audience that it loses the sleekness that a more customizable distro, like Arch, can grant.

But then again, I still think VMS was the greatest operating system ever used, so I may have weird tastes.


I hate you.

Not really, but VMS is the least intuitive, least user-friendly OS I have ever seen. The file structure is a nightmare to understand.

There are other reasons why it's good, but I never learned to appreciate the interface.
 
2012-05-18 03:56:37 PM

SirTanon: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Blackbrain: Did you know that Ubuntu is an African word that means "I don't know how to configure Debian"? It's true.

Is "African" the language they speak in the country of Africa?

I think it's Swahili for "Fark Troll Fail"


1) The word Ubuntu appears in many different languages spoken on the continent of Africa.

2) The Ubuntu project website calls Ubuntu "an ancient African word" (http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu)

3) It's a Joke. Dick.
 
2012-05-18 03:59:05 PM

SirTanon: I think it's Swahili for "Fark Troll Fail"


Swahili: the one and only language spoken by the one billion people of the fifty-plus nations on the African continent.
 
2012-05-18 04:55:24 PM
1) Create an open-source OS with infinite customization options
2) Make even the simplest UI support issues a complete nightmare
3) YEAR OF THE LINUX DESKTOP!
 
2012-05-18 05:56:52 PM
techrights.org
 
2012-05-18 05:59:13 PM
Ubuntu got my mom (who is terrified of computers) to embrace Linux. I converted her crappy Dell notebook to it and she's never been happier with a computer.

Using it myself for my laptop to familiarize myself with using Linux. At some point I'll probably seek out a more hardcore distro, but for now, I like.
 
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