Kubuntu 17.10 review - Hello darkness my old friend

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Roll on, roll on for the misery tour. This is an invitation, roll on, to read my long, thorough, largely negative review of Kubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark, tested in a dual-boot configuration on a laptop with Nvidia graphics, covering live session, installation and post-install use, including look & feel, networking - Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing, Wireless printing, multimedia playback - HD video and MP3, smartphone support - Android and Windows Phone, partitioning, installation slideshow, package management, applications, resource usage, performance, responsiveness, hardware compatibility, suspend & resume, fonts, customization, and numerous issues, bugs, problems, regressions and inconsistencies like kernel and application crashes, Samba slowness, media playback artifacts, odd program behavior, and more. Me sad. You read.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/kubuntu-aardvark.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    The recent abandon of Unity looks more and more abandon of the desktop (and we're yet to see who'll buy Ubuntu and for what purpose).
    Who will pick up the flag in case it's totally dropped by Canonical? Mint (Debian based)? Manjaro?
     
  3. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    It is disheartening.
    I decided against using Linux as my primary machine at least for now.
     
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