Ubuntu 12.04

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    My personal experience...it sucks.
    The biggest problem I have is that everything has a hesitation to it...just herky-jerky. Even something as little as moving the mouse across the screen is shaky. Applications are sloooooooow. The Unity "start" button at the top to see your applications is unforgivably slow. WFT? Seriously...4-5 seconds for it to launch up??
    Looking at the memory - I see no problems, the system is clearly not taxed.

    Oh well...thought I would try it...back to Mint..
     
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    My experience is that the hardware and more importantly, the drivers for that hardware are all important. I been running Ubuntu on my last three laptops and about a month ago upgraded to 12.04. The upgrade has proven to offer a smooth, quick and responsive experience on my Asus K73S series laptop. The difference may be that I now purchase a laptop on the basis of its compatibility with Ubuntu. For what its worth, I haven't had Microsoft on any of my computers for the past five years and don't miss it. I have thought about trying Mint as I've heard some good things about the OS.
     
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    My system is made by Zareason out of California...specifically designed to be ran on ubuntu. And it has ran ubuntu lightning-fast until 12.
    I have dual boot - ubuntu 12.04 and Mint 11.
    Mint 11 is perfectly fine.
     
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    I didn't care for it either. I will run a flavor of 12.04 when the guys at Bohdi release the 2.0 stable.
    I like the Enlightenment17 and XFCE desktops.Gnome died and KDE is for gameboys.
    Cinnamon isn't bad but it isn't for me.
     
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    I looked at Zareason but had to settle for Asus. Although I don't have any issues with 12.04, based on what I've been told I've got to try Mint. The dual boot is also something I hadn't considered with another Linux based OS.
     
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    Mint is cleaner, and has not switched to the unity desktop.
    It also boots faster than ubuntu...although I am not quite sure why as it is of course the same platform
     
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    I like Bodhi...my wife hated it. I still have it on one laptop.
     
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    So tell me about Unity Pros/cons?
    I'm running Kubuntu here, mostly because I want a mature, easily configurable desktop and have hated gnome since I got into Linux in about '96. Yeah I dual booted RedHat and Windows 95.
     
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    I dual booted Redhat/95 myself back in the day.
    I thought RPMS was going to be a windows killer...but I underestimated the business savvy of Gates and company
     
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    Choice is good !
     

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