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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RE[3]: Best Ubuntu ever!
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 14:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Best Ubuntu ever!"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

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.


Yeah thanks, I found it in the relevant bug report. Installed fine now!

I kinda like Unity. Certainly needs work, but I like where it's heading. One thing though - why the fcuk is everything so huge? I have a 24" display - no need for My First UI Elements(tm), please.

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RE[4]: Best Ubuntu ever!
by Neolander on Mon 4th Apr 2011 16:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Best Ubuntu ever!"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

One thing though - why the fcuk is everything so huge? I have a 24" display - no need for My First UI Elements(tm), please.

My bet: Touchscreen friendliness.

It'll take some more decades before computer UIs are finally able to adapt themselves seamlessly to various input and output resolutions. At least, if everything is huge on a modern display, it means that they are thinking in centimeters/inches instead of pixels, which is already one step forward.

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RE[4]: Best Ubuntu ever!
by Tuxie on Tue 5th Apr 2011 07:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Best Ubuntu ever!"
Tuxie Member since:
2009-04-22

I have a 30" 2560x1600 display and I was almost freaked out by the humongous size of things at first. At this point, Unity is NOT made for such large displays, I tell you. Luckily, switching to "Gnome Classic" made things good again.

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