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Comment Re: All of this has happened before... (Score 1) 281

You're probably right except for the update madness. I sometimes dual boot to Windows 10 on a quad core I7 with 32GB and a ssd drive. All to often at boot I had to wait over half an hour looking at the blue screen telling me to 'not power down update in progress' . This is not exaggeration, over half an hour on boot!
If there is one area where Linux really shines compares to Windows it's on this. At most my distro will tell me that it needs a reboot for the upgrade to take effect. A normal reboot... no crap as it shutting down, nor when it boots. Just boots with the new kernel.
Windows 7 had these long wait for update issues too, but it didn't take this long. That's a new nice and shiny Windows 10 feature.

Comment Re:Fragmentation (Score 2) 50

hmm, while I get your point, I think that's not quite fair. I've been a user of Mint for a while, then went back to Ubuntu when Ubuntu Mate came into play. Now I'm back on Mint Cinnamon due to the fact that Cinnamon works great on a 4K HDPI laptop. I'm just not into KDE, really don't like Unity and Mate doesn't handle 4K well. Mint Cinnamon handles 4k quite well, has all the other advantages of Ubuntu and has an even better update system. So IMO it's a lot more than just a skin

Comment Re:What is the driving forces? (Score 4, Insightful) 205

, and no real UI improvements or new features.

Which is exactly the point. Those 'improvements' are to many just an unnecessary complication. The UI of W2K was fine, WinXp could be set to look like it it.

I've put some family members on Ubuntu Mate. They love, they just use the computer for internet. The UI is more familiar than Windows 10, it doesn't get slower over time and there is a lot less worry for them for malware.

Comment Re:To Stop History Repeating Itself (Score 1) 535

The EU shouldn't take any punitive measures. Those will only give the leavers an excuse for why things are going badly. "we were right, but we're being boycotted by the nasty EU".

Although in the end it doesn't matter much since we've seen how little facts matter anyway. It'll be the EU's fault anyway...

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