I got very excited this week when Cerulean Studios announced they'd released a beta of Trillian for Linux (Trillian being an instant messaging program I like better than any others available on Windows or Linux). It was a bit sudden given that although they have a version for every other platform, whenever anyone asked about Linux on the forums there was no answer - but in their announcement they said they'd been working on it since 2011!
I got unexcited quite quickly as I couldn't install it on Ubuntu because it was too old. It being old and not supported any more has meant more things not working, so I was thinking about upgrading anyway, I just hadn't got round to it. Partly because I hate the new versions of Ubuntu, so I'd have to find another distro to change to.
So this weekend I've tried Lubuntu, Kubuntu and Linux Mint KDE and concluded that I like the KDE based ones. I am not going to install anything until Christmas, though, when I can sort out the crap on my netbook and have time to play around with the settings and install all the programs I want.
I also got distracted in writing this by playing with Windows 8.1 (conclusion: not an improvement on Windows 8).
Mirrored from my blog.