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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
First of all I'm using Windows and I am beginning to detest it. I hate OSX as well. So I am turning to Linux. A few questions:
Which is the best "distro"?
Can someone recommend a laptop or netbook suitable for Linux?
Which browser do you use?
Thanks in advance.submitted by BadBannana
It's beginning to look like /r/linux hates a lot of things, more than it loves things. Ubuntu, GNOME Shell, and systemd are the top three most-hated things. RHEL 6 has kernel 2.6.x? Hate it! Debian Testing is frozen for a long time before release? Hate it! Can't upgrade Mint between releases? Hate it! Yes, /r/linux loves things, no doubt. But apparently 'let the hate flow through you' is the community mantra.
It's alright to complain when you don't like things. Even a little flame war is fine. But the continuous hate-fest I see for the same things boggles my mind.
Don't like Ubuntu's direction? Hate Unity, Dash, HUD, etc.? Complain and then stop using them. Don't fill these pages with the same regurgitated whines.
I thought Unity was the devil's spawn when it first came out, because /r/linux told me it was. I tried it and actually liked it. HUD is still awesome.
systemd was a nefarious attempt to take over everything beloved by /r/linux. I tried it and actually liked it more than others.
GNOME Shell was clearly a conspiracy to make everyone use a tablet interface because GNOME devs are selfish, developmentally challenged, and without a single intelligent thought in their lifetime. What do you know? I moved from KDE to GNOME Shell 3.10 because it makes life simpler.
It feels like /r/linux never moves beyond anger in their 12-step program for "/r/linux against change". I get it; change is hard. But not everyone is out to get you by changing things or removing features.
I have learned a valuable lesson: if /r/linux hates something new, try it. You'll probably like it.submitted by notseekingkarma
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GNOME Software 3.11.2 also fixes numerous bugs, including a more subtle updates indicator, notifications are no longer displayed for available updates if the main window is active, the new UTF-8 safe searching functionality is now used in GLib, GSettings can now be used for the compatible desktops, and much more.