dstiles - 11:03 pm on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Talking to a local computer maintenance guy who has an interest in Linux, he said he'd tried 11.x and it was a definite downgrade on previous versions. He mentioned some horrors (which I now forget but included the gnome episode) which began to put me off.
I began my recent linux usage on Gibbon and stayed on Hardy, when that arrived, until upgrading direct to Lucid a while ago. Have to say Hardy was faster, used less memory and seemed to have a better interface (ie less "techy" ##) than Lucid.
I may switch to Mint rather than upgrade to 11.x. I'm thinking about another machine in the new year and might begin with Mint on that (comments on this forum about Mint have been favourable).
Still, my opinion is: it's still better (and far cheaper!) than current MS offernings but I do wish there was a direct MS Access replacement! :(
## I am from a techy background but trying to use a simple computer interface.