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Jim McGregor
Posted - 2009.10.29 16:56:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Jim McGregor on 29/10/2009 16:59:11

Features and Overview

Grab it now. :)

Edit: This youtube user has tons of decent videos showing Ubuntu if its new to you. Ignore his fugly mouse pointer... :)


Jim McGregor
Posted - 2009.10.30 07:05:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Jim McGregor on 30/10/2009 07:26:54

No interest in this?

I think this is a typical example of you guys thinking Linux is not for you.... but it is! Unless all you do is play games.

Quote:

"Ubuntu 9.10 gives users more reasons than ever to seriously consider Linux at a time when many are thinking again about their operating system options," said Canonical COO Jane Silber. "We are delivering a platform for users interested in an easy-to-use, great-looking, web-friendly operating system. A faster, more beautiful boot and login sequence, file and contact synchronisation through online services and great experiences on the most popular notebook, desktop and netbook models continue to drive Ubuntu into the mainstream of computing choices."


Review on Omg Ubuntu

Review on TrustedReviews

Review on Landuke.com

5 second startup with SSD

Guys, seriously. You want to try this system. Its really good!

Deathhawk
Hammersmith Hardmen
Posted - 2009.10.30 07:46:00 - [3]
 

i tried it, lots of things were good about it.. but its a pain in the arse trying to get games and other apps to work.. and then the look is horrible.

good things i noticed: faster downloads, can get music on an off my ipod easily.. cant remember any others :p

i gave up and went back to vista, and am going to win 7 asap

Jim McGregor
Posted - 2009.10.30 08:11:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Deathhawk
i tried it, lots of things were good about it.. but its a pain in the arse trying to get games and other apps to work.. and then the look is horrible.



I assume you are trying to run Windows apps under Linux in Wine? Yes, some of them dont work so good.

But Linux apps should work perfectly. I read a lot about new users trying to download and compile packages and so on....and so they run into problems. Its not needed. Just use the package manager and everything installs and downloads in seconds. Done.

Sorry you dont like the look of new Ubuntu.... I love it myself. :)

Deathhawk
Hammersmith Hardmen
Posted - 2009.10.30 08:21:00 - [5]
 

i didnt mean the look of ubuntu.. i actually like that, i mean the look off apps running under wine..

it wouldnt use my raid0 either so i was only useing half my hdd :/

Nightslacker
Posted - 2009.10.30 08:22:00 - [6]
 

Hey, i've been running Ubuntu for some time now, and i must say that the Gnome interface is indeed ugly as hell.. but if you try out Kubuntu it got the KDE 4.3 and it is pretty sweet.

I'm going to try out Ubuntu 9.10 later this day, heard it got a pretty good modern design.

Jim McGregor
Posted - 2009.10.30 11:47:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Jim McGregor on 30/10/2009 11:48:05
Originally by: Deathhawk
i didnt mean the look of ubuntu.. i actually like that, i mean the look off apps running under wine..

it wouldnt use my raid0 either so i was only useing half my hdd :/


Seems a bit unfair to judge Ubuntu on how Wine displays your windows apps... :)

I mean, its another operating system. Its not designed to be another Windows, its designed to be clean, slick and easy. Its a lot like MacOS actually.

Its interesting that people are so used to Windows that they think its normal to have to run antivirus software and reboot the computer every day just so the system doesnt crash or gives you unexpected errors... :) There is a better experience to be had if you would only use Ubuntu for a while. I used it as dual boot with Windows for a while but I never booted into Windows so now its all Ubuntu.

I use Windows at work and now its Windows that feels awkward instead of Ubuntu. In the beginning it was the other way around.

Deathhawk
Hammersmith Hardmen
Posted - 2009.10.30 18:53:00 - [8]
 

i would have used it as my main os if it worked with raid0 and i could play eve on it fine

Another Liberthas
Caldari
Creative Cookie Procuring
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2009.10.30 19:47:00 - [9]
 

The only thing stopping me from using linux is the games issue.
Games aren't all I use my computer for, but they're a pretty big fraction of what I do on here.

Deathhawk
Hammersmith Hardmen
Posted - 2009.10.31 19:57:00 - [10]
 

anyway i now use win 7 :)

Feilamya
Pain Elemental
Posted - 2009.11.01 16:35:00 - [11]
 

Just installed it. Same ****, different version...

It's buggy as hell, and so was its predecessor

As always, onboard sound doesn't work after the upgrade, and the trick I used to make it work in 9.04 doesn't work in 9.10 any more, because asoundconf was removed for good.

Many KDE apps have changed their user interface for no apparent reason than for the sake of change.

All the more mature KDE apps have become cryptic beyond all recognition, only for to be different from well-known, useable Windows apps.

AmaroK, which has been changed already in 9.04 to look not even remotely like a music player, now also uses plasma (KDE's reinvention of windowing). Also, unlike in 9.04, it now has an interface for playing music, but it completely ignores the fact that sound doesn't work, and only produces silence.

Positive: The KDE network manager now actually does something, and it has received an "OK" button. Previously, it was only a sketch of a user interface with no functionality at all.

Also positive: No trouble with nVidia kernel modules, even OpenGL works right out of the box.

OpenGL apps still have tearing and strange timing problems if and only if KDE desktop effects are enabled, so once again, all the awesomeness you see in videos is good only for making videos.

The control panel has been moved again (I call it "control panel", because the Windows control panel hasn't changed its name, icon or location in years, unlike the KDE "system settings", which seems to deliberately move, rename itself and mutate, as if it doesn't want to be found)

When I start KDE, I get a progress bar which says "starting Akonadi server". I have no clue what this is, and the fact that it is called "server" is disturbing. After some time, I get a popup which states that this Akonadi thing failed to start. If I click the popup, it vanishes into thin air.

(This is a typical example of the way in which KDE attempts to be deliberately cryptic. Only when I found it again in the system settings, I figured out that akonadi seems to be some sort of personal information management framework)

Something is wrong with network support. DNS lookups take very long, opening google takes several seconds.

[...]

I could go on like this, but it is too frustrating. I used to be a Linux enthusiast and passionate Windows hater until only a few years ago, and today, I use Windows almost only for gaming. Perhaps I'm getting too old for an operating system that needs to be whacked with a hammer a few times before it works fine, and I've heard Windows 7 is a great OS...

CCP Atropos

Posted - 2009.11.02 08:09:00 - [12]
 

The only thing I'm interested in is the zsync download capability Smile

Kappas.
Galaxy Punks
Posted - 2009.11.02 11:06:00 - [13]
 

Still wondering how they can describe it as the best looking version and yet the default theme is still jobby biege.


 

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