OS Switch Imminent

17 04 2007

The new version of Ubunutu is due out in 2 days now, and I for one plan to install it.
I’ve been using Vista for the past month, and it’s really not floating my boat. Sure it’s pretty but I can’t help feeling that the new Start Menu makes things harder to find, the admin rights alert is just asinine (since everbyody still creates apps that expect admin rights), and who really uses widgets?
I’m hoping that Compiz is nice and easy to install on Ubuntu. There was a nice walkthough for Fedora Core 6, and I found it to be a big leap over Beryl. On the subject of distro’s, I seem to be yo-yoing between FC and Ubuntu. I think the only reason I keep going back to Fedora is the default theme on Ubuntu. Fickle I know, but Fedora Core just looks so much tighter.
Functionality wise, i’d take apt over yum any day; plus Canonical seem to look after their repoistories a little more, to my mind.

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18 04 2007
Reverend Dooth

On the repository front, FC7 looks to be tackling that whole problem by bringing extras up to standard and merging it with the core. And if you really want it, apt is in extras for FC6… 😉

I’ve ditched the whole 3D desktop thing until my next hardware upgrade. As cool as it is and as much as I love it, when I have a VM running, an IDE compiling, some music playing, and a couple of browser windows open, I still want my UI to be responsive, which Compiz just can’t deal with on my (almost elderly) GeForce FX.

In the meantime, I just finished downloading CentOS (RHEL) 5 for the old server, so that’s what I’ll be doing this weekend.

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