On October 28, 2012, Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) reaches end-of-life. Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager, announced, on the 9th September, that "At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 11.04." So my Linux Mint 11 'Katya' install that I have been blissfully happy with all year is about to become obsolete.
I installed the lightweight champion Bodhi Linux 1.2 and all I can say is "really?" Enlightenment is...rubbish. It looks like the worst of homebrew (Windowblinds style) interfaces glued together and served up like a dogs breakfast. It's clunky. To sum up my feelings about Bodhi I'll report that I tried one of the options, Profiles they're called, Fancy or something. It features a ridiculous background process that drops random penguins down the page. I succeeded in changing the penguins to lemmings and reducing the drop rate, BUT I COULD NOT TURN IT OFF. So I reinstalled a different option and was still unimpressed with Enlightenment. No. Just no.
I have had a Kubuntu install on my PC for months but I lack any motivation to use it even enough to review it. It's alright...I do I have to admit that some of the KDE tools like the Partition Manager, despite my love and familiarity with gParted, are better and more powerful..but it just not right for me.
There is a lot to respect in KDE, but I just can't love it.