beachycove wrote:I had expected, somehow, to be disappointed by Ubuntu, but quite the reverse. The look and feel of Ubuntu I really like, and with Ubuntu 11.10 out this Autumn with Gnome 3, I think I might come to like it even more. I am not a programmer/ unix/ command line kind of guy, but the Open Software principle is definitely appealing, and the more Apple takes over the world, quite frankly, the less interested I get in contributing to its triumph by purchasing too many more of its products.
I think what really turned the tide was when in Unbuntu 10.10, I tried to find my Apple LaserWriter printers, and bingo, there they were. Basically, it seems that I can as likely retain connectivity to my old gear on a Dell running Open Source as I can on Apple proprietary equipment.
So, what about it? Am I mad to make such a switch, or do I go ahead and dip my toe into the Ubuntu-waters?
theos911 wrote:Well, as for the new UI, you can switch between them at login.
ChristTrekker wrote:Personally, I'd like to see more of Étoilé or Equinox. I'd be excited if either of them matures to the point where there's a *buntu variant using it. I use older hardware out of necessity, so lightweight apps and efficiency are always on my mind.
beachycove wrote: Airport networking still does not work, though the card is certainly recognized, showing up in iwconfig and all. I tend to think the trouble lies with the cheap router, since I cannot successfully connect to it. Apparently this is pretty common.
Cory5412 wrote:Just make sure you get one with either discrete or integrated graphics (probably integrated if you're going to use linux and your apps are going to be closer to productivity and Internet.)
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