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Jojo Yee 13. Oct 2010 04:01 PM

Wow, solved one issue.

After selecting Ubuntun Software Center, click "Edit", select Software Sources, then change Download from a local server to the Main Server, and now I can download files from the Center without seeing the error message "Failed to download repository information".

This is new to me, but solved. :)

wdhpr 13. Oct 2010 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jojoyee (Post 38076)
Looks like there's a bug report to say that python-gnome2-desktop dependency is deprecated. So I believe that the DockBarX Applet doesn't work with those steps for Ubuntu 10.10.

Will report back if I've found a solution.

I just decided to go with Docky. I liked DockbarX but it was too buggy on my system for some reason. Perhaps it maybe a version conflict 10.04 to 10.10.
Anyway I went ahead and reinstalled Ubuntu 10.10 as a dualboot computer. I even decide to use grub2 and so far its working fine.

Cheers
Wdhpr

bodis 14. Oct 2010 06:35 AM

Well I finally have a system that works. Ubuntu installed without a hitch and it seems faster now in startup time than 10.04. Also my biggest fix was that firefox seems to work without any lags. And it comes with movie players preinstalled.

I am happy now... for a while :)

Jojo Yee 14. Oct 2010 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jojoyee (Post 38110)
Now 10.10, looks like it's replaced the Install button with the "More Info" button. After clicking the button, it shows where the software comes from, then I have to click "Use This Source" button, after which...

Oops, I note that the "Install" button only appears when the Ubuntu Software Center has obtained the info from the Software Source. :)

Jojo Yee 15. Oct 2010 04:27 AM

Ubuntu Software Center now handles Debian Pakages
 
In this new version, Ubuntu Software Center also handles .deb file installation. When you double click a .deb file, it opens in Ubuntu Software Center for you to run the installation. :)

wdhpr 15. Oct 2010 05:50 AM

I am very impressed how configurable Ubuntu 10.10 is.

Something that may throw the new user is that its easy to think they erased something our deleted a setting and when the go to the help forum they either can't find anything to address the problem or they get this long drawn out command line procedure. In most cases they accidentally deleted a tool-bar applet. If they stay calm they will find its super easy to fix by accessing the tool-bar applets by left clicking the tool-bar and adding an applet or by modifying the already active applet.

Because of things like this. I find Ubuntu's support very much inept.

Cheers
Wdhpr

bodis 15. Oct 2010 07:25 AM

Also just tried the default Ubuntu Mail application (cant remember the name, not at home), I am very please how easy it was to set up and with the options to backup and restore your profiles. I prefer it over Thunderbird now as last thunderbird was a pain to set up.

wdhpr 15. Oct 2010 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bodis (Post 38218)
Also just tried the default Ubuntu Mail application (cant remember the name, not at home), I am very please how easy it was to set up and with the options to backup and restore your profiles. I prefer it over Thunderbird now as last thunderbird was a pain to set up.

Actually I found the opposite. With thunderbird all I had to do is enter my e-mail address and password. Thunderbird did the rest.

Evolution prompted me to enter all the settings and then the password wallet insisted to keep my e-mail password. Although Evolution did work well. I'm just used to thunderbird and I like the calendar addon.

Cheers
Wdhpr

Jojo Yee 15. Oct 2010 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bodis (Post 38218)
Also just tried the default Ubuntu Mail application (cant remember the name, not at home), I am very please how easy it was to set up and with the options to backup and restore your profiles. I prefer it over Thunderbird now as last thunderbird was a pain to set up.

I think that's "Evolution Mail and Calendar", a useful email client.

Jojo Yee 15. Oct 2010 08:24 AM

Supports multi-touch and other new features
 
A notable new feature for Ubuntu 10.10 is supporting multi-touch out of the box for the Netbook Edition. Desktop Edition can be installed by using the terminal command "sudo apt-get install utouch" (without quote), but I don't have a multi-touch monitor for PC yet, other than a smaller Droidpad.

Other features noted in this new release of Ubuntu:
  • Revampled installer
  • More new wallpapers
  • Ubuntu font
  • OneConf to sync installed multiple apps
  • Revampled Ubuntu Software Center
  • Support for commercial apps :rolleyes:
  • Revamped Indicator Applet
  • Ubuntu One to stream music to your Android or iPhone, etc.

See also:
What's New In Both Desktop and Netbook Editions
Ubuntu 10.10 under the hood, feature tour and included apps


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