I missed the last Ubuntu upgrade. I tried once or twice, never got a functioning USB installer put together. Just finally upgraded and I’m having a violent reaction. I loathe Unity. I’m sure it’s great for a desktop, but I have a netbook. Unity delights in eating my carefully reclaimed screen space. Worse, it doesn’t appear to be configurable so that I can slap it back to where it belongs.
Bad move, Ubuntu. If I wanted to get locked into a UI design, I’d use Apple products.
I’m downloading Kubuntu. Several years ago I decided that Gnome looked better and the performance differences between the two weren’t an issue for me. I suspect Kubuntu looks better now. If not, I may go shopping for a wholly new distro altogether. I have been whining about how Ubuntu’s habit of just plain working was depriving me of organic opportunities to fiddle. Might be time to start poking at something less mature.
ETA: Apps?! It’s sorting the programs as Apps? This isn’t a cloud computer. It runs PROGRAMS. Holy hells, I haven’t taken an instant dislike to an OS this potent since the first time I booted into Windows.
Fricken kids on my fricken lawn.