My main reason for switching was that the latest release of Slackware no longer comes with Gnome. I don’t run the Gnome desktop environment, but I like my apps to be compiled against Gnome as I prefer its look and feel to GTK.
A few weeks ago one of the chaps at work handed me an Ubuntu live CD to try out, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try it out so I gave it a whirl.
I liked it, so eventually I took the plunge and installed it properly.
I set it up to dual boot so I can still go back to Slackware if I need to.
So far though, I like it.
Not sure about all these GUI apps though, I’m used to running Slackware – when I want to do something I hack on text files using vi.
Now I’m supposed to run some fancy-schmancy GUI tool instead. That’s not what Linux is all about surely! 🙂