Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Mar 2010 23:35 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has announced the availability of the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release. The new version of Ubuntu, codenamed Lucid Lynx, is scheduled to arrive in April. It will be a long-term support release, which means that updates will be available for three years on the desktop and five years on servers. Although the Ubuntu developers have largely focused on boosting stability for this release, they have also added a number of noteworthy new features and applications. One of the most visible changes is the introduction of a new theme - a change that is part of a broader rebranding initiative that aims to update Ubuntu's visual identity." It might just be me, but I find the new theme ghastly. Compare this to this (my desktop). Oh, and Metacity - I can has anti-aliasing?
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Grub2
by fretinator on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 03:11 UTC
fretinator
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2005-07-06

I've had a real problem with Grub2. I have to hand edit several config files just to get it to boot my laptop. I have to turn off UUID, turn of the "search" section, etc. It took a lot of googling to figure out. I don't believe it is a good system. The files are spread out all over the place. I have had no such problems with the original grub (or LILO). I'm steering clear of Grub2 for now.

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RE: Grub2
by boldingd on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 19:34 in reply to "Grub2"
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2009-02-19

Sidux used Grub2 when I installed it, and I've had a similar experience so far. It's significantly more complex, with config files scattered everywhere. Increased complexity would be OK if I where getting something for it, but I don't appear to be; there's no obvious new functionality, just lots of new complexity. At least it works, tho, so I can't complain too much. ;)

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RE: Grub2
by darknexus on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 00:16 in reply to "Grub2"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I haven't personally been hit by any grub2 problems on my own machines, but I've had to fix a few that have. Good fscking god, whoever thought the new design for grub2 was smart must have been smoking something seriously strong. It's a real bitch to troubleshoot, the conf files are ridiculously complex, and I've yet to see any benefits of grub2 other than gpt support, which later versions of the original grub had anyway. Change for the sheer hell of change is *not* a good design philosophy... not that most GNU people seem to understand or care.

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