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Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu

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It seems like every time Ubuntu makes any sort of change, the Linux community finds itself up in arms as if the world is about to end. First, they expressed concern over Unity, then the Amazon search results inclusion and now Mir vs Wayland. Admittedly, I don't personally use Unity as my default desktop these days, as I don't use any of its features. That said, however, I'm a big fan of the Ubuntu base that I run with XFCE. This desktop environment serves me well, and my experience with the Ubuntu base has never given me any serious problems.

In this article, I'll examine some of the most common fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) surrounding Ubuntu, areas where Ubuntu has accomplished seemingly impossible feats and some other important considerations.

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Also: Ubuntu 13.04 Adds Legal Notice to System Settings




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