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    Default I am actually really interested in the new upcoming Ubuntu

    Time for some blasphemy, but I have to admit Ubuntu 14.04 is looking to be the best release that distro has had in ages and it gives me hope (to a point) that the future of Ubuntu may be good again.
    Its mainly the new features coming to Ubuntu's unity that has got me interested, mainly the smaller app launcher (about friggin time this will be able to be smaller then 32 pixels!)
    And local menus in apps (again about friggin time!)
    Its rare I get this excited about a new distro release, so kudos to Ubuntu for a change.
    While not that innovative in the grand scheme of things it sure will be nice to have a good LTS release again.
    12.04 is part of the reason why I am not using Ubuntu as my mainstay.
    While this doesnt mean I will abandon openSUSE 13.1 it does give me something on the side to toy with and boot up every once in a blue moon just as i do windows on this same machine.
    Its nice to have options.

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    Default Re: I am actually really interested in the new upcoming Ubuntu

    Madman,
    There's quite a few here that both multi boot & distro hop. Why some here even dabble in Windows, they may not stay but they dabble or least use on a as needed basis.
    I even once had a thread in Surveys its here:
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ual+multi+boot

    I myself bounce between Opensuse,PCLOS, & Sabayon.

    So go forward with these 3 reasons in mind:
    1) Have a lot of fun!
    2) If it's Linux it's all good
    3) Learn something new? Share it with us! OK?!
    I'm just a curious cat
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    Yeah I admit I am a chronic distro hopper, been through dozens of flavors.
    But I do have my favorites and openSUSE is definitely one of my faves.
    The only thing that may push me over here to Ubuntu 14.04 is its LTS status.
    openSUSE may have evergreen but 3 years of support compared to 5 is still a tad too short and is part of the reason why I dont think openSUSE isnt as popular as it should be (that and needing to buy the SUSE Enterprise to go more then 3 years).
    I still hope one day that kind of stuff is broken in openSUSE's future, it still being funded by attachmate but the corporate ties to SUSE severed.

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    Default Re: I am actually really interested in the new upcoming Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    Yeah I admit I am a chronic distro hopper, been through dozens of flavors.
    ...
    The only thing that may push me over here to Ubuntu 14.04 is its LTS status.
    Did I miss something here? I'm having trouble getting my head around the notion of a self-admitted distro hopper who's "been through dozens of flavors", yet his biggest concern is LTS status.

    I realize that might sound sarcastic. That's not my intent. I genuinely am curious about the apparent contradiction.
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    Well I consider LTS a good bonus, as usually when there is an LTS I usually stick to it.
    Its more or less having a foundation to stand on if things go wrong, and 5 years of support is a good foundation

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    Default Re: I am actually really interested in the new upcoming Ubuntu

    On Fri 07 Mar 2014 07:26:01 PM CST, MadmanRB wrote:


    Well I consider LTS a good bonus, as usually when there is an LTS I
    usually stick to it.
    Its more or less having a foundation to stand on if things go wrong, and
    5 years of support is a good foundation


    Bah humbug get SLED and you get 10 years via Service Packs.... at
    around a total cost of US$450 for basic support for 10 years... can't
    beat it...

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    Yeah if I was rich and was running a server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Bah humbug get SLED and you get 10 years via Service Packs.... at
    around a total cost of US$450 for basic support for 10 years... can't
    beat it...

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    Geez, you guyz!

    Where's yer sense of adventure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    Yeah if I was rich and was running a server.
    Hi
    It's the desktop version.... still has GNOME 2.28.2...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    Geez, you guyz!

    Where's yer sense of adventure?

    Make tech life exciting!

    openSUSE this week, Ubuntu next week, Puppy the following week, Mint the next, Fedora the week after that, then Zorin, then Red Hat, and so on.

    You could even throw yourself a curve with a week of Wi... uh, Wi..., er Wi... Hmm. Can't seem to get it to work.

    You will never be bored, that way.
    Hi
    I have SLES, SLED and openSUSE, this week it's SLED 12 Beta and on Sundays it's windows 8.1 to watch Nascar on raceview (I need to install pipelight to get the unity 3D plugin working).
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