I don't know about that, P. - the desktops have serious issues (including code ones), and Gnome has seriously tipped a lot of Gnome fanbois like me to the "use Windbloze" point (even though Win8 is total crap).
Look too, how long it took a lot to take to KDE4 when it came out. I thought it was total crap then too, and in a fair few ways still do. Qt has ruined everything, I think. It's there to do the mind-meld between KDE and Gnome, and I myself for only one of the many, have no interest in doing that. We think KDE should be KDE, and Gnome should be Gnome, and Gnome at the very least isn't Gnome any more. The code for Qt is sh!t, too (look under the hood at it sometime).
This also doesn't say much for Kernel3, which this netbook (just over a year and a half old) so far won't even boot without an oops or panic. Systemd, now wtf is that supposed to be for? To automate our daemons? Christ, I want control over mine! Total control I used to have. They have taken it from us in so many ways other than the kernel, too.
They seriously need to straighten up. I'm a very dissatisfied customer with just about every OS out there right now, and Linux is no different. Linux. It's just for breakfast any more, in this silly race to be another Windbloze.
Edit: Oooooooooooohhh,,,, what I just said there.... just clicked...
dedanna1029 wrote:This also doesn't say much for Kernel3, which this netbook (just over a year and a half old) so far won't even boot without an oops or panic.
So THAT's why I can't load a newer distro on this thing?