Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Apr 2011 02:22 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Register has posted a very unfavorable review of the new Ubuntu, focusing primarily on the new Unity Interface: "That's not to say there isn't much to love in Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity Interface being the primary news, but even for a beta this release is way too rough. Unity - regardless of what you think of it - isn't ready for prime time and it seems unlikely Canonical will iron out all its problems before the planned final release in April."
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Best Ubuntu ever!
by Tuxie on Mon 4th Apr 2011 08:20 UTC
Tuxie
Member since:
2009-04-22

I've tried the beta and I think it's going to be the most polished Ubuntu release ever. Except for Unity, of course. Unity has some really nice features (try maximizing Firefox for example! Its window titlebar will merge with the top menubar!) but is overall pretty unusable at this point.

No problem though, just install some other desktop environment or select "Ubuntu Classic" as your default session and off you go.

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RE: Best Ubuntu ever!
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 08:31 in reply to "Best Ubuntu ever!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, at least you could get it to install. Mine failed at some package, and the entire installation just gave up. Damnit.

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RE[2]: Best Ubuntu ever!
by Tuxie on Mon 4th Apr 2011 08:39 in reply to "RE: Best Ubuntu ever!"
Tuxie Member since:
2009-04-22

I got that too at first. It's a flashplayer update that crashes the installer for some reason. Leave the "install updates at install time" and "install third party software" checkboxes unticked and it will install. After booting, the updates work fine.

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RE[2]: Best Ubuntu ever!
by Lennie on Mon 4th Apr 2011 08:48 in reply to "RE: Best Ubuntu ever!"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I wanted to try Unity, but it didn't work. I didn't have or want to spend time on it to get it to work.

The normal GNOME didn't work well either, it looked like some things didn't start (yet).

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