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Windows 7: Ubuntu 11.04 Released

14 Apr 2011   #11
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Just remember the lack of broadcom support is more of a problem with broadcom rather than with Ubuntu or Linux. It's funny to me, that broadom NIC's are very common on servers and work great with Linux...but their wireless cards on the other hand....they don't seem to release drivers or information on....thus they don't in the Linux world.
Yea I know it's not a Linux problem. Just some proper drivers need to be released for it. I think it's a pretty big problem when a lot of netbooks come with them, yet there's problems with them on Linux.
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28 Apr 2011   #12
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

April 28, 2011

11.04 final is released. Link on first post of thread.
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28 Apr 2011   #13
Everlong

 

Upgrading my netbook to it now, thanks.
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28 Apr 2011   #14
outlawed

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Got it the second it appeared on Ubuntu site, now using it on my laptop as it can't support Windows 7 anymore. Been using Ubuntu since 9.10 Karmic, but still much prefer Windows 7 though.

What's everyone think about Unity?
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28 Apr 2011   #15
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by outlawed View Post
Got it the second it appeared on Ubuntu site, now using it on my laptop as it can't support Windows 7 anymore. Been using Ubuntu since 9.10 Karmic, but still much prefer Windows 7 though.

What's everyone think about Unity?

I'd never used Unity it before, didn't really understand what it was exactly. The screen shots excited me. FINALLY something new in the UI department..

Untill I tried it

Very dissapointed, it has SO far to go to be anything near even the windows task bar let alone some add on task bars that blow the built in 7 one away in functionality.

Having EVERY single app placed into a single menu (system tools, applications, EVERYTHING) is also a no go.

You can tell that Unity was (as I learned) made for tablet or netbook use where you might have 5 apps and 2 system "control panels" and that's it. It is not ready for desktop use at all...
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28 Apr 2011   #16
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep. Would be OK for a Tablet, but shouldn't of been made default on desktop. Back to regular Gnome.
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28 Apr 2011   #17
outlawed

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
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Well as Mr. Shuttleworth pointed out, Unity was made for touchscreen computers and with the rapid advancement in that department of technology, he predicts that every laptop sold in about the near future will be touchscreens.

But all you have to do (if you don't like Unity) is logout, select Ubuntu Classic and log back in.

Optionally after that you can do:

Code:
sudo apt-get remove unity
To remove Unity completely. I noticed switching to Gnome2 with Unity still installed made it lag a bit, but after removing Unity the G2 shell become faster in response times.
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28 Apr 2011   #18
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh, yeah I know

It was just sooooo dissapointing

It's way WAY past time for Linux to move forward with a modern UI. Gnome and KDE are mired in turn of the century desktop paradigms. :/
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28 Apr 2011   #19
outlawed

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
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I know you probably knew already, was merely putting it up there for those that don't know.

And I have to agree somewhat, it's a really concept and a really good desktop environment, but it's not the time for it until the technology for it advances into the consumer world.

Good news though, Gnome 3 is being worked on at a good rate to get pushed to Ubuntu users. Fedora and Mint both have Gnome 3 now, but the devs are working to get it compatible with Ubuntu (from what I have read, Gnome 3 on Ubuntu still has some problems with applets/indicators missing/messed up).
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28 Apr 2011   #20
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm, would like to see Unity in action, but my video drivers (on board/OEM) aren't up to par. Compiz appears to have problems as well (discovered this with KK)

I have no intentions of advancing my hardware for Linux support - That's the reason why I am running Linux on that machine - granted there are other distros that are designed for lesser systems, I still like Ubuntu and know that MM will be supported for a while.

anyone running Unity on minimal sys reqs with success? I'd like to see this new UI.

Would this be a start?

https://launchpad.net/~unity-2d-team/+archive/unity-2d-daily
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