[OpenIndiana-discuss] Linux vs. Solaris

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Mar 30 05:17:16 UTC 2011

>> Yes, Kubuntu is a complete disaster. Not the KDE team's fault though I
>> don't think. The Kubuntu devs botched it real bad. On another note, I
>> have heard that users of KDE on OpenSolaris are happy with it?
> Who ever said anything about K/Ubuntu, mon?  Imho, Ubuntu is for lamers
> who're not quite bright enough to use a real operating system....

Or those who would rather not have to recompile kernel modules for their 
Nvidia card. I'd be using Centos if I did not have to mess about every 
time the kernel gets an update/security fix.

>> I stopped using OpenSolaris as a desktop after I have had enough of GNOME...
> My experience is opposite - the more I use Gnome, the greater my
> appreciation.  Every once in a while I go retro and take Xfce or LXDE
> for a spin, or even more retro and roll by own on top of OpenBOX.  While
> each has it's pros and cons, I keep coming back to Gnome because it just
> works and I've better things to do with my time than tweak my
> workstation desktop ad nauseum.

Just works? Good for you. Broken NetworkManager on Ubuntu, crashing 
Thunderbird, uber memory hog. I wonder if XFCE would have been better 
off not using GTK but ah well.

The Desktop on UNIX/Linux is just a mess. Period. I hope OSS4 gives 
something better than the sun audio interface it is replacing (or did I 
read that wrong?) and some strides are made elsewhere for the desktop.

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