Pure, unfiltered nostalgia
@SuricrasiaOnline As far as I know, the screenshot you've posted is from 8.04 , it was my favorite until I updated it
@SuricrasiaOnline i love how they tried to make orange and brown, a color theme normally associated with unhealthy bowel states, into an attractive brand palette. and actually kinda succeeded!
@SuricrasiaOnline I'm looking at this and trying to work out which year this is most likely to be, going mostly by the clock in the top panel.
I always loved those warm colors, so far away from cold Windows.
I always had CDs at hand to give away.
@SuricrasiaOnline also, signs I'm steadily climbing my 30's: I look at the nostalgic toots and think "but it wasn't *that* long ago..."
@SuricrasiaOnline back then I used to remember all of Ubuntu release names by heart. Lasted until Karmic Koala, I think :-)
@SuricrasiaOnline oh hey, just today I found copies of The Ubuntu Bible on my university's library and it's all about Ubuntu 7.10 lmao
@SuricrasiaOnline Oh wow... that has been a while 😅 I started in 08 with Hardy though ^^ Hach those sweets moments of pain trying to figure out why my system would not boot... or if it did, just crash after login. Bad RAM kit 😅
@SuricrasiaOnline one of our hackerspace's machines was still on ubuntu 9.04 + RT_PREEMPT patches for CNC stuff until a year or so ago
I'm sure this must have already been said. Just let me add my two pennies: I am using Mate (a fork of Gnome 2 created to let the interface live), and my gui is the same to this day.
Personally I am convinced that Mate / Gnome2 should be the default Linux interface, at least on the big distros.
I installed it in my Slackware box and hey... I've got Slackware with the best Gnome interface ever.
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