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Comment Re:Eh... (Score 1) 183

In which case why don't you start with the one closer to what you want?

I'd rather install Mint and rip out the, well, three things or so I don't want, then try to do the same thing with Ubuntu and find out that "ubuntu-desktop" DEPENDS on $RANDOM_BULLSHIT_I_DONT_WANT and has no reason for being an absolute dependency instead of a suggestion or recommendation.

That I have to use equivs or remove the metapackage and stay on top of updates manually is... dumb. Incredibly, ridiculously dumb.

Comment Re:Eh... (Score 1) 183

First, I would choose Ubuntu over any other desktop "out-of-the-box" distributions because Canonical with Ubuntu is the only one that is trying a new design.

I don't use Ubuntu. I don't use Windows 8. Why? Because they are doing that, and I want no part of it.

Do not want.

Comment Re:Here's a contract for you (Score 1) 95

You forgot:
4) Aggressive denial; physically damaging, vandalizing, or disabling recording devices/systems.

Which brings me to think about those red-light cameras. How many replacements/cleanings would they go through before they just give up? Assuming the vandal was intelligent enough to not get caught.

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