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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Natty Narwhal

So I updated my laptop from Ubuntu 10.10 to the beta release of 11.04 yesterday and i must say...it feels distinctively clean.  The unity interface is quite nice and i am rather enjoying it so far.  There are obviously a few tweaks to make it just right and exactly how I like it but all in all i feel that the Unity interface is quite likable.

Inclusion of several applications over others i.e. LibreOffice over OpenOffice as default installation is quite nice as well.  There are quite a few differences in the replacement applications and all of them look like they are for the better.  Also, FireFox4 comes preinstalled where 10.10 has trouble updating from 3.6.  The official release however is not for a few more weeks though and unless you're willing to see a few messages stating that such and such application crashed, I'd hold out for it because there are a few of them every now and again.

Sorry for the short post but I'm working on several different things lately that are taking up alot of time.  Will try to post more in the coming days/weeks ahead.

20 comments:

  1. i might have to look into switching

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  2. looking forward to your posts

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  3. Short posts are more likely to be read.

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  4. Change is frightening so I'm opting to switch to Mint when 11.04 is released.

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  5. How well does that version of ubuntu work with skype?

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  6. ugh I have been wanting to try ubuntu for so long, ever since my friend showed me it.

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  7. Cool I'm still on 10.10 will have to give the beta a shot

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  8. Ah, I love ubuntu, I was just amazed at how fast it boots up compared to windows!
    The first time I shut it down I was like wow, it took less than 2 seconds whereas normally it takes awhile to shut down.

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  9. I am currently looking for upgrades as i just builta new comp. Windows 7 interface looks dull.

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  10. good stuff here, following
    cheers!

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  11. Ubuntu huh, my brother is switching constantly between windows and ubuntu. im not sure on using it though windows has 90% of the market and if i want some program or something exclusive im screwed

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  12. 10.10 looks very, very slick - necessary upgrade in my opinion

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  13. Is ubuntu another OS i keep hearing about? if i ever move away from windows xp then maybe that'll be my choice.

    love all your posts, look forward to reading you more often.

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  14. looking into getting a new laptop so i might be coming to you for advice on best ways to set it up. i know it has to be different to my pc.. don't like my pc setup atm..

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  15. I'd like to see Chrome come pre-installed on the next release of Ubuntu. And I haven't used the Unity interface much, but with Gnome going in such a weird direction, I'd imagine Unity is probably a good idea.

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  16. still using 10.04 LTS, not sure if i want the unity interface.... seems to macish to me

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