Why does the Linux community dislike Ubuntu?
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Offline MrCoe

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Re: Why does the Linux community dislike Ubuntu?
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2016, 07:04:45 PM »
I stand corrected... im in australia so they don't have much of a presence here lol

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Re: Re: Why does the Linux community dislike Ubuntu?
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2016, 03:16:33 AM »
As the old saying goes "A rebel is always put off by success", i think the commercialisation of linux does put off some people and the "spyware" style features of it aren't helping with its reputation. But also ubuntu is the face of mainstream support and acceptance for the consumer/desktop version of linux while red hat dominates the professional side.

Lenovo and dell are the main 2 brands i can think of that officially certify their hardware for ubuntu, though i personally run arch linux. Like most i started with ubuntu back in version 12.04, i liked it unity i thought was quite nice i don't understand the hate that it gets.

But each to there own :)

Unity is polished but lacks the customization that other desktops have, quite possibly why Linux users dislike ubuntu, oh and also certification means nothing since 99% of people that buy a pc wont know how to install linux on it or even know what linux is

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Re: Re: Why does the Linux community dislike Ubuntu?
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2016, 02:07:03 PM »
As the old saying goes "A rebel is always put off by success", i think the commercialisation of linux does put off some people and the "spyware" style features of it aren't helping with its reputation. But also ubuntu is the face of mainstream support and acceptance for the consumer/desktop version of linux while red hat dominates the professional side.

Lenovo and dell are the main 2 brands i can think of that officially certify their hardware for ubuntu, though i personally run arch linux. Like most i started with ubuntu back in version 12.04, i liked it unity i thought was quite nice i don't understand the hate that it gets.

But each to there own :)

I used unity for several months and everything worked fine in it without issues but I never liked their search bar,   the side panel is really boring after long use although I liked it in the beginning,,,  also consumes high cpu on my pc and little slow compared to xfce ,after using jwm,xfce,KDE I never want to use unity again, also I like aur better than Ubuntu repositories as a desktop user 
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Re: Re: Re: Why does the Linux community dislike Ubuntu?
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2016, 08:18:22 PM »
Uhm... System76 is *the* main brand. :P
 I've heard of them and was happy to learn they were in Denver, so I could visit sometime... So I called them and ask if they happen to sell DVD repository sets and I had to explain what that was!? He said they don't sell what is free!?
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Otherwise I've picked up on that commercial feel with ubuntu, similar to what google is to android. When will they turn. When will they too  poll, collect, assume knowledge of us users. I'm very new to Linux even though I've glanced at it every so often since the OS/2 days. I learned the benefit of the masses, so went windows at NT4 (always smp). But it seems the good days always end. I'm here exactly for the freedom and control. I'm on Xubuntu because I'm not knowledgeable enough to make my own system of that caliber, yet. I tried Ubuntu 10,12,14,16. Pigs. Xfce on whatever base has met expectations, so I have a direction. I think the Ubuntu world will lure with advancement, and will eventually monetize.

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Re: Why does the Linux community dislike Ubuntu?
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2016, 11:24:31 PM »
I saw some videos made on youtube that caused me to try manjaro.  For some reason that distro didn't work for me.  Then I moved to Linux Mint.  I really loved how I was finally able to keep a distro on my hardware for nearly a year.  It was still working when I replaced it with Linux Lite.  Now I'm back to Linux Mint on this system.  I have tried ubuntu...  I can get around with it... but the only thing I like about it is the stability it brings to the distros that are based off of it.  If I could find something as stable and easy to manage for a person like myself who doesn't have time fixing issues all of the time.  Then I would be glad to leave ubuntu for the same reasons Spatry mentioned.

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Re: Why does the Linux community dislike Ubuntu?
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2016, 04:48:15 AM »
I don't dislike Ubuntu's philosophy or Canonical per se, but I don't fancy Unity, which feels like a bad Gnome clone and was the major contributing factor that I'm now running on Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 (daily builds) on my laptop and Fedora 25 on my desktop.

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Re: Why does the Linux community dislike Ubuntu?
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2016, 03:39:26 AM »
I gained a really strong dislike for Unity after first launch because of how buggy it was and also the fact that the UI was really locked down where you couldn't customize much. I will have to say that my opinion has 180'd in a way as it is a very usable and attractive looking desktop. I also appreciate Canonical unlocking the dock to where we can put it at the bottom of the screen using Unity Tweak. I understand that it still has some issues, however everyone here that experienced Unity at launch and Unity now would have to agree that it has gotten way better than it used to be.

I also had a similar dislike of GNOME 3 Shell when it first came out as it was absolutely horrendous on low resolution screens. At the time that is all I had. The window title bars just took too much room and the whole shell seemed really dumbed down and restricted. However, they have really added a lot of polish to it and GNOME 3 is now a really functional desktop for those that prefer a larger, touch-friendly UI.

Seems to be a recurring theme for first launch desktops since I first started with Linux. Even Plasma 5 for KDE was horribly buggy when it first came out, but even that changed and is pretty stable. Overall, each desktop/shell seems to have had a rough start, however turned out great in the end (at least for the ones that I use mainly).
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Re: Why does the Linux community dislike Ubuntu?
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2017, 01:10:23 PM »
I have read all the articles that Ubuntu is being shut down by Microsoft, yet I see a 2017 entry for Ubuntu 16.10 by canonical. 
Am I missing something?
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Re: Re: Why does the Linux community dislike Ubuntu?
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2017, 01:31:23 PM »
I have read all the articles that Ubuntu is being shut down by Microsoft, yet I see a 2017 entry for Ubuntu 16.10 by canonical.
Am I missing something?

From what I could find, it was an April Fool's day joke from Fossbytes. More info below:
https://fossbytes.com/microsoft-buys-canonical-kills-ubuntu-linux-forever/

Microsoft didn't buy out Canonical/Ubuntu.