I had to upgrade it twice, once to the 2010 version and again to the 2012 version.
The question of course arose as to whether this user would tolerate Unity.
I didn't have the time to reload the machine with Debian. As it turns out, spaceman mark actually had some quiet sensibility knocked into him -- it's now officially supported that you can do "apt-get install gnome-panel" to get the classic desktop, just like you do on Debian if you don't want gnome shell.
Spaceman Mark was very abusive towards users who rejected Unity (nearly all of us). I guess a big paying customer finally complained.
Like. Unity is to Ubuntu as the Start Screen is to Windows 8: a third trimester abortion--not nearly a third trimester abortion of a viable-but-premature fetus, as that would imply that this technology is viable, but a bloody mess nonetheless.....
Nice to be able to look at Microsoft and say, "You didn't build that", though -- spaceMark did. ;););)
The alternative theory to a big paying customer complaining, might be that SpaceMark saw that Ubuntu really was plummeting in popularity and he made a commitment to continue offering gnome-panel out of sheer necessity. He's bullheaded but he's not stupid.
Subject: Switching from Unity on Ubuntu to something else?
So HOW was that done exactly? I tried to verify what you said by doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10, getting it fully updated and then I installed gnome-panel and rebooted. Then I logged in again and I got Unity still... or at least it looked exactly like Unity. I didn't stay there long.
I logged out and looked at the login screen to see if there might be something related to session selection to pick something other than Unity but I didn't see anything... so HOW EXACTLY did you switch from Unity to something else... and what exactly was that something else?
Scott Dowdle - Belgrade, Montana
package or where the message was. What is the package to install the classic gnome or gnome2?
I am using mint and xfce, it had a "gnome classic" in the session menu but the desktop was unpleasant and I
figured it was missing some files.
Subject: Re: Switching from Unity on Ubuntu to something else?
Anyway, to get that desktop, I simply selected it at the login screen.
session menu but the top and bottom panels are missing, and there is no
menu that offers to shutdown/log out or restart.
You are about to do something potentially harmful.
To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'
Heh, that's nice!
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Linux kernel has officially dropped support for the 386.
According to Linus there was quite a bit of complexity removed by no longer having to support the original 32-bit x86 CPU.
According to Linus there was quite a bit of complexity removed by no
longer having to support the original 32-bit x86 CPU.
Like the fact that Linux almost certainly would no longer fit in the RAM available on any extant 386?
For the last several years running?
Why boot the current mainline Linux when we still have Elks?
You can fire up your old 8088 and run your 386 in real mode for some good old clickety clack keyboard / floppy seeking fun.
If they ripped out all code supporting any IA-32 processor older than an i686 (P6) ... would anyone really notice? How many people are still trying to run Linux on any Intel machine older than a Pentium Pro?
If they ripped out all code supporting any IA-32 processor older than
an i686 (P6) ... would anyone really notice? How many people are still
trying to run Linux on any Intel machine older than a Pentium Pro?
I don't have full technical details here, but there are a few new x86 architectures that are based on the original Pentium. Ultra-dense, ultra-low-power cores tend to be 2x superscalar but in-order execution pipelines, and newer instruction set extensions are omitted. This corresponds to things like Xeon Phi.
Of course, Intel has the resources to maintain forks of older Linux kernels or subsets of/forward ports to newer ones for their embedded products.
But the technical point remains: Pentium lives!