Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 15:28 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Bang on target, the new version of Ubuntu Linux is available for our downloading pleasure. Amongst various changes it sports updates to the installer, improved networking, and a new 'Mobile USB' version geared towards the blossoming netbook market. Grab a copy from the Ubuntu website, and check out Linux Format's hands-on look. Or the one at Simple Thoughts. Or the one at PolishLinux. And probably a few other websites as well.
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r_a_trip
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2005-07-06

Why is Ubuntu's boot splash still as boring as Windows XP?

Maybe the bootsplash wasn't a priority this time? Anyway, you only see it at boot. I hope you spend most of the time on the desktop and not in the boot process.

and why when I hit escape do I get a horrid dos like screen.

That is per design. If something goes wrong,you can hit [ESC] and see the dmesg screen, which does tell a lot to people familiar with it. That "horrid DOS like screen" tells you what the system is doing in the boot process; where it succeeds and where it fails. It is a great help with troubleshooting. If you aren't in to console screens, just don't hit [ESC].

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