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The Worst Ubuntu Release In Years (21.10)


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Hedon James

In all fairness to Ubuntu, any version with an odd-numbered prefix or a suffix of x.10 is just a release candidate (RC) for the next LTS version.  I'll bet 22.04 has none of the identified issues.

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Bookmem
19 minutes ago, Hedon James said:

In all fairness to Ubuntu, any version with an odd-numbered prefix or a suffix of x.10 is just a release candidate (RC) for the next LTS version.  I'll bet 22.04 has none of the identified issues.

I bet it will still have Gnome, Firefox and snap.  Those seemed to be his biggest issues.

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Hedon James
10 hours ago, Bookmem said:

I bet it will still have Gnome, Firefox and snap.  Those seemed to be his biggest issues.

yes, but Firefox was a snap, and replacing with a DEB solved his issue, so those were both snap issues.

 

I don't like how Canonical pushes the snap agenda.  To fill the "gaps" of software I can't get in a DEB?  sure, okay.  But as the primary option...no thanks, I'll pass.  And Gnome jumped the shark a long time ago, but is un-phased by that and now seems to be "jumping for distance".

 

The Gnome problem can be solved by using Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, etc...  But that snap problem still exists.  Glad I got out of the Ubuntu camp when I did.

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raymac46

I watched the video and I agree that most of the headaches were caused by snap rather than GNOME. GNOME is what it is. Distrotube is a WM lover and it's not surprising he doesn't like GNOME. Personally I have been able to configure GNOME 40 to my liking in Debian.

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raymac46

I just checked GNOME in Debian and I am using about 825 Megabytes - a bit heavier than LXQt but nowhere near as much as DT was getting in Ubuntu.

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Cluttermagnet

I just installed a copy of Linux Mint 20.1 Mate on my ancient Lenovo R61

laptop that usually lives over at Casa David. Have it over here at Casa

Betty to do the work. I think LM 20 is an LTS release? Anyway I think I

would tend to wait for LM 22, based on what I am hearing. For me, Mint

has been mostly rock solid, it just works and is very easy to work with for

the average Joe.

 

I still have copies of Mint 17 and 18 scattered about on various machines.

But Firefox started nagging me that Mint 18 was no longer supported...

 

It's fun to look over all the old stuff I tend to store on my Desktop. I save

it and import it manually to a new OS install. I found a 4 year old 'To Do'

list. Amazingly, I had actually taken care of at least some of the list items.

 

Clutter

 

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securitybreach
On 11/19/2021 at 5:53 AM, Cluttermagnet said:

I just installed a copy of Linux Mint 20.1 Mate on my ancient Lenovo R61

laptop that usually lives over at Casa David. Have it over here at Casa

Betty to do the work. I think LM 20 is an LTS release? Anyway I think I

would tend to wait for LM 22, based on what I am hearing. For me, Mint

has been mostly rock solid, it just works and is very easy to work with for

the average Joe.

 

 

I always suggest Mint to new users who just want something that just works.

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