Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) Now Available for Download

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gmvolk

Every now and then, I give linux a try, but I always go back to windows.  Tried this latest version of Ubuntu and really don't like it.  The unity shell is promising, but needs work.  Very hard to see what programs are running.  Installed Gnome packages, they are just as bad.  Installed the KDE packages, lost my wireless connection over ALL the shells!  Even lost the task bar in KDE, trying to put it back and it kept crashing.  Right now, I am downloading Mint, but seeing as it is based off Ubuntu I am not sure if I am going to install it or not.  Ubuntu is starting to get some things right were the masses should be able to use it, maybe when they get to about version 20 they will get the kinks finally worked out.

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maxeeemum

Go for it! Linux Mint is often called "Ubuntu done right". Believe me it is! You won't be sorry!

 

Also when adding stuff like KDE do some research first. If you try to do it as you would in windows you'll have bad results. They are two diferent animals. 

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bpstone

Their underlying code is rather sloppy in my opinion. Wish there was another dominant figure in the market besides cash cow (Microsoft) and control freak (Apple).

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whiskeymcclinton

I tried using Ubuntu Versions 6.04 thru 8.10, and always found something lacking. Either hunting for drivers, or wasting time just to get it working the way I wanted.

I tried Ubuntu Super OS edition 11.04 recently and was quite pleased to find everything "just worked." Didn't even have to hunt for drivers.

I don't have a problem with the Unity shell. It poaches some of the best features from Windows 7 and OSX. If they want more people to start using Ubuntu, Canonical is on the right path.

For those that want to spend a day just to get their linux box "just right," they may have to look elsewhere.

 

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maxeeemum

I wish it worked for me. Unity wouldn't even run on my box that will run the Windows 7 Aero GUI. Even podcaster Larry Bushey of the "Going Linux" podcast who has promoted Ubuntu for years now has left Ubuntu because of Unity. He now runs Linux Mint and recommends it. Mint installs and runs right after install with no driver problems. I have never installed Ubuntu without having to tweak it.

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maxeeemum

That's interesting! I did install it on a small partition maybe that's why it wouldn't run. I'll have to give it another shot.

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Engelsstaub

I would love to upgrade. Been having problems in VirtualBox with it locking up and crashing the host OS/entire system as well.

Doesn't seem to matter if it's an over-the-top upgrade or a fresh install either. The only difference is the amount of wrench-time I have to put into an alternate install for full-disk encryption. (Be great if Ubuntu would just ship with such an option. Even OS X Lion has it...)

I'm thinking that if I can't even get it to install in a VM without bringing an entire system to its data-corrupting knees, that installing it on a physical computer would be equally futile for now.

Too damned bad, I guess. I like Ubuntu and heard that it worked with the GNOME 3 UI now. What a fargin' bummer.

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maxeeemum

New Ubuntu means new Linux Mint 12 is coming. Ever since Ubuntu switched to unity many are ditching this OS. The last one I used on a regular basis was 10.04. Too bad Ubuntu doesn't care what the users want anymore. If your looking for a good alternative I recommend Linux Mint.

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Neel Chauhan

Anyways I hate ubuntu. you can't use it. I tried slackware and it's a much better distro if you know what you're doing.

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IT_crowd

"much better if you know what you are doing, huh?"

...and I bet if you know what you are doing with Ubuntu, you would really enjoy it - sorry you didnt take the time to really appreciate it. Move along, little troll. 

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bpstone

Just because someone doesn't agree with your opinions Jerad doesn't mean they are a troll.

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