I used Ubuntu exclusively for 2 weeks!

Ubuntu is the most well know Linux distribution available to download. As a experiment I forced myself to use Ubuntu 21.04 for two weeks. Overall it was a great learning experiment and I’m happy it is over.


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36 thoughts on “I used Ubuntu exclusively for 2 weeks!

  1. Correction: Ubuntu just added dash to dock, appindicator and desktop icons to stock gnome 40. I get the same exact desktop with these extensions enabled on Manjaro. Gray background and so on.

  2. I love free and open source software, and I love Linux. But one thing I've noticed in the past couple years of using Linux as my daily driver is, the community will always have something to complain about. They don't seem to understand that companies such as this need to make an income somehow, and personally I don't believe optional participation in sending basic hardware info etc is anything to get riled up about.
    I don't use Ubuntu anymore, but it's still a fantastic operating system. I absolutely recommend it to new Linux users, and most people who talk shit about it are being really picky about things that new users likely won't notice or care about

  3. I parted ways with Ubuntu when they started to push snap packages aggressively. I would have stuck with it if they only had let snap eco system mature, while still allowing other options. Fedora didn't agressively push flatpacks, and still it rose in popularity. Canonical is becoming the Microsoft of Linux world.

  4. i try to loyal to only one my kde neon. coz if i follow my desire it is almost every week i changes os. i was try ubuntu. mint. pop. every time i have done installed i was found new os on youtube. so for now on im stop and stick to my kde neon….. untill im fail to control my desire touch new os hahahaha. its never eding changing

  5. My uncle always had problems with windows getting a lot of viruses and crashing nearly every month he's skilled installing things but he can't discern bloatware and viruses, the solution was to install Ubuntu it's been 6 years now and that computer still boot up rock solid like the first time I configured it.

  6. From an old S.u.S.E. Linux guy (back when 4.2 was out)… I found Ubuntu/Debian (Mint) to be easier to work with over the years… I just haven't found Zorin as a stable flavor rather than what they muck out of said stable… After the third hard crash using it…I never looked back to that distro…

  7. And I'm switching from Pure Arch to Fedora because honestly I don't really need a rolling release since I use my laptop like 1 or 2 times per day which is less than most people.

  8. People often make the mistake in thinking: "New Linux user? We'll recommend something that looks like Windows" .So they install Mint for them and the new user gets confused because it looks somewhat like Windows ,but doesn't work like windows.
    I have had more success installing something that uses Gnome ,then the new user has no expectations that the system is anything like Windows and is primed to learn new things if necessary.
    I had one user coming from Win7 decide to try Win10,thinking it would be easier than Ubuntu and then revert to Ubuntu because they found it wasn't.

  9. TBF the hardware usage is basic diagnostic data though and not personally identifying. Amazon was extremely short lived. Not saying they don't deserve criticism for mistakes made, only that blind hate on Ubuntu because it's trendy to do it is just as asinine.

  10. Having been watching so many Linux videos, I installed Ubuntu on my desktop. A few thoughts. Installation had an odd hitch. The installer did not want to install on my SSD along side Windows. I did get it to install on my mechanical drive. On first boot, it went to a blank prompt. This turned out to be my Nvidia card. Not a problem. A simple UEFI edit and the system was set up. Installed the NVIDIA driver and all was well. The OS itself was solid. Set up email and various web site accounts up in Firefox. Everything went well. I installed Steam via the terminal, mostly to learn how to install that way. Was able to get a Windows game running nicely. (I don't plan on running Windows programs, but I wanted to see Steam's proton in action.) Overall, not bad. I do think someone not comfortable with the actual workings of a computer would be totally lost installing it. One oddity, upon booting back into Windows the time was wrong. I'm not sure why running Ubuntu changed the time for Windows.

  11. I have been using Linux 20 years. I find gnome shell annoying, I think Ubuntu is the better implementation of shell having the minimize maximize buttons on the right again, and having the dock that I can make smaller and move to the bottom. But no matter what I tried I couldn't get the supper key to work for keyboard shortcuts..I always come back to test Ubuntu, but it always ends with me going back to KDE or Cinnamon..

  12. My history with Ubuntu: In 2005 I did find Ubuntu 5.04 on a PC Magazine DVD and I installed it on a spare Pentium II (400MHz) with two 2GB SCSI HDDs. Ubuntu needed more than 2GB, so I used LVM or its predecessor, I got it working. I was impressed!

    After receiving my new laptop with Windows Vista in 2008, I remembered Ubuntu and installed Ubuntu 8.04 in dual boot with Windows Vista. From 2008 till 2011 I used it like that for my work. To be honest towards Microsoft, Windows Vista did get better, first due the service packs that were released and second because I replaced the slow 35MB/s system disk (160GB) by a 70MB/s HDD (320GB).

    After retirement on 1-1-11, I completely switched to Ubuntu, using Windows XP in a Virtualbox VM. I still have and use that Windows XP VM from March 2010. You can keep the VMs even if the HW dies. I now run Ubuntu 21.04 on OpenZFS 2.0 and I have VMs with all Ubuntu LTS releases, the first one 4.10, my first one 5.04 and the last one 21.10.

    I love Ubuntu, because of its robustness compared to other distros. I like the Ubuntu Gnome 40 implementation, because I can start my favorite APPs with one click! If I want a good looking screen I look for a nice wall paper 🙂 Currently I borrowed the Window 10 login screen with the 30 penguins 🙂

  13. Snaps man :/
    I used Ubuntu from 12.04 to 19.04.
    But snaps ruined it for me, I just wish they got rid of them. I still love the looks, it's absolutely beautiful… But snaps…

  14. Ubuntu's okay, just not a fan of the gnome desktop. I'd like to find an arch or ubuntu distro that offers the Pantheon desktop, Elementary OS 6 rubs me the wrong way putting all their eggs in the same basket with heavy handed support for flatpak. I might take a look at the 21.04 version with kde or mate depending on whether or not Linux Mint or a community build gets released 1st.

  15. I get what you mean about the mediocrity of Ubuntu being a catalyst for wanting to change it. I’ve thought that about Mint as well, but actually Ubuntu is much less polished than Mint imo. For me though I just dislike everything about how Ubuntu looks, feels and works, so I can’t really recommend something like that to a friend. Mint meanwhile, is boring but looks and works “fine” out of the box, which is why I would recommend it to someone who I thought might want to get their hands dirty with Linux but is maybe still on the fence about it.

  16. When Canonical announced the end of Unity I felt some bitterness and since then they seem to not be as passionate as they were about Ubuntu desktop. It seems like they do the bare minimum to keep going but they're not innovating as they were before. Now they're just back to taking Gnome, adding or updating a few extensions, most of which they didn't build, polishing their theme, a few tweaks here and there and there you go, a new version… A new Ubuntu version used to be exciting. Now usually the most newsworthy thing is the new wallpaper…

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