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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RE: screenshots
by TaterSalad on Thu 30th Oct 2008 20:43 in reply to "screenshots"
TaterSalad Member since:
2005-07-06

That is some ugly wallpaper on Ubuntu.

Edited 2008-10-30 20:44 UTC

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RE: screenshots
by helf on Fri 31st Oct 2008 00:11 in reply to "screenshots"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Ubuntu screenshots just seem pointless ;)

ooo.. more brown.. and it's still gnome!

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RE[2]: screenshots
by lemur2 on Fri 31st Oct 2008 00:37 in reply to "RE: screenshots"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Ubuntu screenshots just seem pointless ;) ooo.. more brown.. and it's still gnome!


Kubuntu 8.10 is neither brown nor GNOME.

http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.p...

If you can't abide the Kickoff menu, then just add the Lancelot menu item to your panel instead.

As an added extra-special bonus, it comes with no Mono installed!

Be warned though ... some nvidia cards have a serious 2D graphics bug which greatly slows down performance of KDE 4, Firefox 3 and OpenOffice 3 on Linux systems, so KDE 4 may not be right for you.

http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/Is_KDE_4.1_for_you%3F

If KDE4 is not for you, you might consider Ubuntu Studio, also released today, which is still GNOME but not brown.

http://ubuntustudio.org/screenshots

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RE[2]: screenshots
by ml2mst on Fri 31st Oct 2008 08:31 in reply to "RE: screenshots"
ml2mst Member since:
2005-08-27

Ubuntu screenshots just seem pointless ;)

ooo.. more brown.. and it's still gnome!

Nobody and nothing keeps you from choosing a different wallpaper, theme, DE or bootsplash.

Take a look at Gnome-look, KDE-look, XFCE-look or god-knows-what-else-look.

If you want to turn your desktop into a Christmas tree or Disco, you are free to do so.

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