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Windows 7: Ubuntu 10.10 to be released on 10/10/10

13 Oct 2010   #31
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I couldn't answer that one except point out I doubt you could do the same things with the other OS on a live cd or flash drive shown in the last image there. That shows a screenshot(posted earlier) being copied from the root of C on the main 7 drive into a temp folder used for various snippings taken while booted live from the 10.10 install on a flash drive.

Enjoy the view of those however since the next step will be a look at the Linux Mint Debian release to see how that goes. With the connection here that's at 73% in under 10 minutes for the 838mb oownload of the live dvd image.

It was hoped that Puppy would have been able to go on instead only being a 129mb cd image with the option to install direct onto a flash. But for some reason the last two releases of that as well as the 64bit 10.10 end up seeing only two second flashes onscreen with several minutes going by inbetween and won't remain displayed long enough to do anything.

(I went back two releases to the Puppy 4.2.1 and that was missing some boot file needed for a usb install.)

90% just now for the other.
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13 Oct 2010   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
I have given up trying Ubuntu after the downloads became very slow, even wubi has become very painfully slow download. I had no problem downloading 7.07,8.04 and 8.10, I like playing with Compiz feature and might try 10.10.
It just shows how popular it has become. I know many people who when they think of Linux they think Ubuntu because they don't know any other distro.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
My current DL is screaming along at a whopping 5KBs!
Yeah, I know how it feels.
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13 Oct 2010   #33
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I just got done finishing up the Linux Mint Debian install on VBox after a quick download and burn of the iso to see how that one looks. Presently it looks all too much like Mint 9 using the same wallpapers while a few other things were seen so far like being able to set things differently.

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14 Oct 2010   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I think it is Linux Mint 9 Night Hawk. The Mint distro always follows a few weeks after the Ubuntu release.
As far as I know Mint 9 is called Isabella. The Linux Mint based on Ubuntu 10.10 will be called Julianna and will be released in mid November
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14 Oct 2010   #35
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Nope! Guess again! The Linux Mint Debian is something totally new based on two distros being ubuntu and looks much the same as Mint 9 and the Debian Testing. This just came out in Sept. 2010 for the first time.

It comes preloaded with some 200 apps and has the unique feature of being able to install directly onto NTFS partitions. Mint 9 came out back in March. There was no live cd version for that however since the iso was strictly an installer.

As for some more info on this latest one, Linux Mint Debian (201009) released! is what I ran into while looking for a few install of flash drive guides for ubuntu and Puppy and ran right into that.

Note this one takes a bit more drive space for a custom install while the unpacked files are about 2.77gb on the drive. While ubuntu 10.10 went right on the 4gb 2nd root partition9ext4 -first NTFS) on a 32gb flash drive this one first ran into the "out of drive space" error.

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15 Oct 2010   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks Night Hawk, that's interesting. So it will eventually evolve into a system that needs nothing from the Ubuntu base OS?
As you say it looks very much like Linux Mint now but it can develop in a totally different way I imagine. The immediate attraction, for me, is not having to upgrade every six months.
Thanks for the info, let us know what it's like
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15 Oct 2010   #37
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

It's much larger then ubuntu no doubt! In fact it tops the size for the latest Knoppix live dvd.

Why it looks so familar with Mint 9 released several months back is the work off as far the desktop themes and backgrounds. I grabbed some screens of Mint 9 when that was first installed on VBox at the time. There was no live version however just an install disk.

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Ubuntu 10.10 to be released on 10/10/10-mint-9-startup-screen.jpg   Ubuntu 10.10 to be released on 10/10/10-mint-9-default-desktop.jpg   Ubuntu 10.10 to be released on 10/10/10-mint-9-control-center.jpg  
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15 Oct 2010   #38

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

YAY for the Meerkat! I love this release more than any so far (the font and speed makes it fantastic)

One thing that really erks me about it is....this....

In Lucid (10.04) and Maverick (10.10), the default driver for NVIDIA cards is the NOVEAU driver (open source nvidia driver) and is somewhat fine for what it is - a driver that does most things a NVIDIA driver does sans power modes, 3-D acceleration (no compiz with it folks) and keep alive support.

The last one is what bugs me....say I hit CTRL+ALT+F1 to drop down to a shell at run level 3 to do some diagnostics (updates mostly). Lets say I run sudo apt-get update and leave my laptop alone (don't touch ANYTHING). The screen and any processing on framebuffer just....freezes until you swipe the touchpad or hit a key. This is a HUGE problem that they still haven't fixed in this driver (sad really).

Now before you say....why not just use the driver's from NVIDIA's website...I will tell you why that is an issue to. In Lucid and Maverick, the bootup process is ran via an app called Plymouth. Plymouth provides high quality and bootup speeds...or one would think. When you actually install the NVIDIA will notice on your next bootup that Plymouth is normally corrupted and it actually takes LONGER to boot. Now I know how to fix it personally (and will assist anyone in fixing need only ask) but for the regular user new to linux and only installing the driver, they would think their distro is corrupted

Where it stands right now...Ubuntu Linux and NVIDIA have a poor marriage
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15 Oct 2010   #39
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Upon hearing that I'm glad to be running an ATI driven card!

Well as far as the x86 version of 10.10 that is. The 64bit 10.10, Puppy 5.1.1, and latest version of GParted live simply flicker on the secondary's lcd screen for a few seconds and then poof! gone.

For Puppy I tried the 5.0.1 and then went back to the 4.3.1 just to one of those on a flash drive while both flavors of the 10.10, Puppy releases, and anything goes right on VBox already being in Windows. The burns to disk were troublefree while only the 32bit ubuntu and new Mint release will remain displayed while booted live.
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18 Oct 2010   #40

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Shot of my current dual boot ubuntu 10.10 desktop.

Ubuntu 10.10 to be released on 10/10/10-screenshot2.png

Trying out the 32 bit version for a while. Kind of bummed that it only recognized 2.9GB out of my 12. Just installed linux-generic-pae/linux-headers-generic-pae/linux-image-generic-pae kernel from Synaptic PM after this screenshot to enable PAE. Reboot, all 12GB in 32 bit.

Ubuntu 10.10 to be released on 10/10/10-screenshot.jpg

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