Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Apr 2011 20:55 UTC
Linux Yeah, it's the day of double-dippin' today. And, the contradiction couldn't be bigger. In one corner we have one of the oldest and most respected distributions, and in the other corner we have the sometimes controversial but immensely popular relative newcomer. Slackware 13.37 and Ubuntu 11.04 have been released.
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Comment by aaronb
by aaronb on Fri 29th Apr 2011 13:33 UTC
aaronb
Member since:
2005-07-06

I am impressed with Ubuntu 11.04.

The Unity interface is simple and easy to use. But there should be more configuration options. Currently the only available options are:

Show the launcher then the pointer:
Pushes the left edge of the screen
Touches the top left of the screen

I would like options to change the size of the icons and not hide the launcher.

I was pleasantly surprised by the open source 3D drivers. They now support the ATI Radeon HD 6870 in terms of 3D desktop and can run games such as Nexuiz (Half Life 2 using Wine does not work with open source drivers but work fine with the FGLRX drivers).

Wine and Flash seem to work with Pulseaudio, welcome back to 2007 when no such audio issues occurred.

In terms of stability, Unity in Ubuntu 11.04 beta 1 continually crashed. With the released version, these crashes are gone.

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RE: Comment by aaronb
by Gone fishing on Sun 1st May 2011 21:17 in reply to "Comment by aaronb"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22


I would like options to change the size of the icons and not hide the launcher.


You can do both of these things you need to install Compiz settings manager (why it's not installed by default I don't know). You will find some Unity tweaks including the above.

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