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Microsoft's 'Blue' not just for Windows

  1. #61


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    You may give Kubuntu a go as well. KDE has come a long way as a DE. I have been playing around with it for a couple days now and it it's great. It's Ubuntu with out Unity and a more Windows feel...

    Of course I to really like Mint 14 with Mate

    Geeve

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    No start button = windows 8 stop button.

    Your Say: Windows Blue Won?t Save Microsoft - Softpedia
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  3. #63



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    Quote Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
    You may give Kubuntu a go as well. KDE has come a long way as a DE. I have been playing around with it for a couple days now and it it's great. It's Ubuntu with out Unity and a more Windows feel...

    Of course I to really like Mint 14 with Mate

    Geeve
    Can kubuntu be put in VMware ?
    the same with mint 14? I saw that also what is the difference between the two and which one is easier to use? For the average user
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  4. #64


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Coke, I don't think that they are doing the blue stuff following your logic.

    The main reason is probably financial - they need a more regular cash flow and not the dramatic ups and downs inherent in the current release patterns. They will charge extra for every blue layer - smaller amounts than for a full new version, but on a constant regular basis. That way they get their maintenance financed and we don't have to dish out a big amount each time - but in sum, it will probably be more than in the past.
    Of course they'll be charging an amount for those updates. The idea right now is that they'll be using the Windows Store to do so, kind of like how apple does it with mac os unfortunately.
    Payable updates?

    Forget it!

    I'll format the drive right away!

    We already payed for the initial release (right?) and the bugs need to fixed for free.

    That's a good one: make program with bugs, charge the people for it and the charge again for the fixes.... what Fruit Store & Co. logic is this anyway?



    Fine. In the end is not up to me to decide this.
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  5. #65


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
    You may give Kubuntu a go as well. KDE has come a long way as a DE. I have been playing around with it for a couple days now and it it's great. It's Ubuntu with out Unity and a more Windows feel...

    Of course I to really like Mint 14 with Mate

    Geeve
    Can kubuntu be put in VMware ?
    the same with mint 14? I saw that also what is the difference between the two and which one is easier to use? For the average user
    You can put them both in VMware (they work) and decide for yourself. It's a personal user's choice because they all look nice.
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  6. #66


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Shouldn't be a problem


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
    You may give Kubuntu a go as well. KDE has come a long way as a DE. I have been playing around with it for a couple days now and it it's great. It's Ubuntu with out Unity and a more Windows feel...

    Of course I to really like Mint 14 with Mate

    Geeve
    Can kubuntu be put in VMware ?
    the same with mint 14? I saw that also what is the difference between the two and which one is easier to use? For the average user
    I don't know about Kubuntu, but I don't see why not.
    Ordinary Ubuntu can be installed in VMware (I have Ubuntu 9, 10, 11 & 12 VMs).

    Linux Mint 14 definitely can be (I have LM 11, 13 & 14 VMs).

    Just make an empty virtual HDD and install it (just like Windows).

    In fact, I haven't discovered a Linux Distro that I couldn't install in VMware.
    I've tried these Distros:
    • Ubuntu
    • Linux Mint
    • OpenSUSE
    • CentOS
    • Fedora
    • Pinguy
    • Peppermint


    As to which one is easier to use, that is a personal preference.
    I think that Linux Mint 14 MATE is easier to use than Ubuntu 12 Unity, but I'm sure other people might disagree.
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  7. #67


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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
    You may give Kubuntu a go as well. KDE has come a long way as a DE. I have been playing around with it for a couple days now and it it's great. It's Ubuntu with out Unity and a more Windows feel...

    Of course I to really like Mint 14 with Mate

    Geeve
    Can kubuntu be put in VMware ?
    the same with mint 14? I saw that also what is the difference between the two and which one is easier to use? For the average user
    You can put any Linux into VMware. I run Zorin - see here: Having fun with Zorin - Windows 7 Support Forums
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    Thanks guys. I will check it out
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