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: Comment by fran
by dnebdal on Mon 4th Apr 2011 15:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by fran"
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What don't they understand about the word "Beta"
Another flame rant from Theregister. Why arent I suprised ...although I generally like Theregister. I guess trying to be the Howard Stern's of technology reporting has it perks and has entertaining reads. Lots of Adsense revenue.
Forget the news, just report the controversy.

Let me quote from their "flame rant".

On the surface Unity looks good. In fact, Unity will most likely one day trump GNOME in many ways - it's noticeably snappier than GNOME, works well at just about any screen resolution and even appears to be designed with touch-based devices in mind. Eventually, come Ubuntu 13.04 or so, Unity will seem like a brilliant move, but the transition is going to be bumpy.

Ubuntu has always offered a bit more polish to its interfaces than other Linux distros, which is perhaps part of the reason this beta feels so woefully inferior to its predecessors. Unity has potential, but it's tough to escape the feeling that it just isn't ready yet.

Ubuntu's drive to bring something radical and new may end up creating another KDE 4 situation - the initial release was clearly not ready for prime time, but now that KDE has matured few would opt to go back to KDE 3.x.

Compared to what the summary here makes it sound like, it's a rather measured article - and as for it being beta, they really don't have that much time left before it's supposed to be released.

Edited 2011-04-04 15:52 UTC

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