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    Ubuntu 11.04

    We need an Ubuntu 11.04 thread. So I thought I would start one.

    I have installed Natty desktop from here

    Not sure if final but was updated yesterday at 5pm.

    The about info says Release 11.04 Natty - nothing about beta 2

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    Chances are it's not the final release, however if you run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade you might be able to pull the final files down with it that make the beta the final release. That's at least what some IRC users told me when I asked about it earlier.

    Besides, this late in the game with you having gotten a daily build, there's almost no changes that would have taken place as it was surely on a feature freeze (and only open to bug stomping) when you grabbed that daily build of it.

    As we speak I'm installing it on my CR-48 here...

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    Just running Dis-upgrade on my work pc - will see what its like.

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    Its here for real now

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    Downloading as I type - at 51kb a second!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pshuttle View Post
    Downloading as I type - at 51kb a second!
    Ouch! If I were you I'd fire up a torrent for it.

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    Got it running on a usb, have to say I rather like it.

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    I used to hate it, but now I love it. For weeks/months at this point I've tested both Gnome Shell and Unity. While I really like both, Gnome Shell drives me crazy in a production environment with high multitasking. Sure, alt-tab is great, but for switching tasks via mouse it's irritating to have to zoom out and back in with the overlay every. single. time. without. alternatives. I feel like Unity makes more sensible use of task management.

    But so far 11.04 is really appealing to me. The more I use it, the more I like it.

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    I've just been playing with a live version and I do think I'm in love.

    Has anyone found any quirks/problems which are making them think twice about upgrading?

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    I've been using it for the last couple of days but I don't think I'm going to keep it. The main problem is that my laptop isn't that new, and compared to using a Debian desktop system this is using twice the CPU time and twice the RAM. I've had a few programs lockup and crash but the real deal deal breaker is the window management. The maximum resolution I can use is 1280 x 800, when I open a 1024 x 768 remote desktop session it becomes impossible to move or resize, it breaks the 'program menu in the title bar' paradigm and there is nothing you can use to adjust it. It also interferes with the dock on the left making it sometimes not pop-up when you move the mouse there. I can move it to another workspace with the workspace switcher but that's it, when it's there it still cannot be moved or resized.

    I found the Unity interface to be okay although I think there is a lot of wasted space on the screen. With this and the new Gnome shell quite blatantly aimed at tablet devices, one wonders what people without tablets will end up using.

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    Taking FOREVER to download. Do you think it is popular?

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    I installed this on my CR-48 laptop, which I was skeptical about how it would run seeing as though my Netbook wasn't the quickest with Ubuntu 11.04. Then again, once I put Unity 2D on, that little netbook responded better.

    I won't lie, when I open 10 programs the processor usage pretty much flat-lined at 100% for a bit, however I found myself able to multitask without feeling bogged down once things settled. Even if I have all programs running I can navigate from a Writer doc to a spreadsheet doc and back to Chromium and be playing music, etc. Considering it's packin' a 1.66ghz Atom, it certainly impressed me. And graphically Unity 3D seems to work fine. I directly compared 2D and 3D and I haven't seen any differences in processor usage or general handling of how it renders graphics on the screen. I'm sure I could put Ubuntu Server on it and save a bit of overhead but.. eh. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Taking FOREVER to download.
    I downloaded it in about 20 minutes via BitTorrent. However, if you are unable to use that method, the HowToGeek website has a great tip which involves using zsync...

    Ubuntu 11.04 is finally here and you can’t wait to download it, but as is typical on any Ubuntu release day, the mirrors are crawling. Luckily if you have an old Ubuntu .iso you can update it easily with zsync.

    Zsync is a Linux command that allows you to compare an existing .iso with an up-to-date zsync meta file to download only the missing or out of date parts. Combine those parts with your existing file and what you are left with is a completely up to date iso without spending the time to download the entire file.

    Just how much bandwidth can this save? In our testing, upgrading an iso from Ubuntu 10.04.2 to 11.04 Beta 2 needed to download about 89% of the original file and 10.10 to 11.04 Beta 2 needed 84%. Obviously the more current the original file is, the less you will need to download. (Source)

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    If you dont like the Unity interface you can turn it off.

    If you log out you have the option to change to Ubuntu classic, unless you selected to auto login in which case it is not there for some reason.

    If using auto login do this

    1) Click on the power button in the upper right corner and choose the last option, System Settings.
    2) Search for Login Screen
    3) Double-click to display
    4) Choose Unlock and enter your password
    5) Select Ubuntu Classic as default session.

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