[Techtalk] What distro?

Little Girl littlergirl at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 03:08:08 UTC 2010

Hey there,

L J L wrote:

> I hated both Ubuntu and Kubuntu, even though I'm a Debian fan.
> Anything that tries to tell me how my desktop will be set up, and
> tries to hide the controls from me, can stay off of my systems.

What desktop settings are not available, and which controls are

I notice that my son's current Ubuntu release doesn't have a Run
command shortcut in the menu. He also isn't offered one there. He can
run it as a widget in his bar, but that's not the same, and would really bother me. I've been using the Run command from the menu
for *decades*, and I don't want to give that up. Older releases of
Ubuntu had it in the menu. Someone must have actually made the
executive decision to remove it!

> I run plain Debian, although for a quick and dirty install I'll
> start with Knoppix and migrate.

My reason for asking is that I'm behind in my release (Kubuntu 8.04
with my beloved KDE 3) and I'm going to be upgrading to the current
Ubuntu release soon (because I don't like the new KDE4). But if
there's a compelling reason or reasons to switch to Debian instead,
maybe I should do that. (:

Little Girl

There is no spoon.

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