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Old 08. Nov 2011, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's your experience in this new version of Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot"?

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"Users of Ubuntu 11.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 11.10 via the Update Manager."

"Significantly refined as a result of extensive user testing, with a particular focus on usability."

"GNOME 3 is also included."

"Ubuntu is already used by 20 million people around the globe."
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Old 08. Nov 2011, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dedoimedo really likes it.
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Old 08. Nov 2011, 04:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Never could get my stuck-in-the-mud head round Unity but when I have some time I might be tempted to take another look considering the improvements.
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Old 09. Nov 2011, 07:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ubuntu is now losing out to Linux Mint. It looks like most users don't like Unity and prefer the classic desktop, doesn't it?

See also this thread: Linux Mint overtakes Ubuntu as No. 1 Distro
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Dedoimedo really likes it.
Thanks Vic for the link.

Ubuntu 11.10 is using Gnome 3, and there's no more Gnome 2 fallback.

According to this page, Gnome 3 is modern looking, but it comes with a few problems:
  • It changes the way people use their computer
  • It’s application-centric, not task-centric (you switch between applications, not windows)"
  • It doesn’t do multi-tasking well (you can’t see opened windows, system tray icons, etc..)"

Which do you guys prefer, the classic Gnome 2 or the modern Gnome 3?
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I'm all for quick and efficient productivity.
So it's not how it looks, it's how it behaves.
It's all about best momentum.

Gnome 2 answers all these, Gnome 3 does not.
One click has become three clicks, it makes no difference what it looks like.

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I'm all for quick and efficient productivity.
So it's not how it looks, it's how it behaves.
It's all about best momentum.

Gnome 2 answers all these, Gnome 3 does not.
One click has become three clicks, it makes no difference what it looks like.

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I've been using 11.10 almost exclusively for about a week now. I have furiously downloaded a multitude of apps trying to get myself back to familiar territory. I'm using 11.10 in classic mode and I am surprised how difficult it is to get my desktop configured in a way I'm comfortable with. IMO Gnome 3 wants to stay ahead in the game and not left behind by Windows 8 as well as the tablet market. What I do not understand is why the drastic departure from traditional desktops.

I have found Gnome 3 to be functional but not intuitive. In this way I whole heartedly agree with Dedoimedo. I've gotten my system to work in a way I want but only after many hours of tinkering. Perhaps the new generation of Linux users will find the transition from Windows to Unity or Gnome 3 easier. My guess they will be just as befuddled as I am
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Old 09. Jan 2012, 09:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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In this way I whole heartedly agree with Dedoimedo.
I do too - most of the time.

I see he's just written a glowing review (9/10) for Kororaa. Maybe I can grab part of the gloss for this, having first pushed it here 6 months ago
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I see he's just written a glowing review (9/10) for Kororaa. Maybe I can grab part of the gloss for this, having first pushed it here 6 months ago
Yes you have been mentioning Kororaa as well as Dreamlinux for quite awhile. Now that I have more HDD room I plan on giving Kororaa a try since I managed to completely destroy Ubuntu 11.10.
LOL.. I put so many apps, mods and widgets on it I think I broke the poor camels back. But 'HEY' it looked allot like Gnome2. In the end it was kinda sad, I would start an app and some other app would start-up. It looked like a plumbing job done by the Three Stooges
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Hope you get on OK with your next project.

The good thing about Kororaa is it has a "replace your existing Linux system" option during install so if you're already dual booted with Windows and something else, it will replace the "something else" automatically and still leave your Windows boot option intact.

I'm still experiencing the odd sound issue with Dreamlinux but this is likely card specific and I am still talking to the devs, so hopefully there will be a solution.
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