I’m a somewhat conservative woman, but once upon a time I was seriously considering getting an Ubuntu Tattoo on my shoulder (I have no other tattoos). That was back in 2009 when Ubuntu in my eyes was the greatest Linux operating system out there.
Yes, I know Ubuntu is just a derivative of Debian, but that’s a whole other discussion.
But in 2011 something happened to Ubuntu that changed my entire opinion on Ubuntu and I counted my blessings (I’m not a Christian) that I didn’t get that Ubuntu tattoo.
Ever since version 11.04, Ubuntu have tried (in my eyes) to distance themselves from Linux and the Linux way. First of all they dropped Gnome that is the best desktop environment out there (my opinion), for Unity that makes my desktop get that horrible Mac OS X feeling, but on crack and PCP. It’s like having a tablet operating system on my desktop. And that is something I definitely don’t want. I want a desktop environment that I can work with. That I can use to develop the things I want.
What is also strange is that Canonical has stopped mentioning Linux on their web site. The only times you find anything about Linux, is when you search for Linux Kernel vulnerabilities.
WHAT is going on Canonical??? WHY are you driving your loyal users away? Is this the future of Ubuntu. An operating system that is so close to Mac OS X, that only a hipster can see the difference?
STOP IT! It’s time to turn back the clock, and again make Ubuntu Great.
Until then I will be using Xubuntu. Xfce gives me that sweet candy Gnome 2 feeling.
B.T.W. If you find any spelling errors, it’s because it’s 1.40am, I’m tired from taking a couple of Valiums and my English spell checker is useless. Need to fix that… some day.