So I’m back on Xubun­tu again as none of the oth­er OSes I tried gave me sat­is­fac­to­ry results…or they just plain died on me. Either way, I have Ubun­tu set up the way I like it and I’m all right with using it.

I’m okay with it for a few rea­sons:

  1. It’s offi­cial­ly sup­port­ed by Dell, which is the brand of my lap­top.
  2. Being sup­port­ed by Dell, my wifi works as it’s broad­com and has been noto­ri­ous­ly hard to work with for some time.
  3. I don’t have to wor­ry about bro­ken depen­den­cies.
  4. If I’m too lazy to build from source most places has .deb pack­ages built specif­i­cal­ly for Ubun­tu. This helps if I’m in a rush.
  5. Com­mu­ni­ty sup­port for Ubun­tu is very good. The peo­ple are friend­ly, even if you are using a dif­fer­ent dis­tri­b­u­tion.
  6. They have LTS (Long Term Ser­vice) dis­tri­b­u­tions, of which I am using one. If some­thing goes wrong, you can get sup­port from Canon­i­cal.
  7. Free is still free, and like free.

Crunch­bang was nice, while it last­ed, until it decid­ed to declare war on me and my com­put­er. Then it became as use­ful as a foot­ball bat. So I am now back and square one and real­ly okay with it.

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