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Experience with Ubuntu 10.10

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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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I just upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10. My question --- has anyone had any experience with this version? Shortly after doing the upgrade I got a screen message saying version 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Beta was available!

Is this their mo, to do major releases so soon one after the other? Any bugs in 10.10 to watch out for?

Tanks --




posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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The newer versions of Ubuntu switched from a gnome desktop to unity.
I have heard a fair amount of criticism about the unity desktop.

You could also try linux mint which has a distro that is based of off Ubuntu.
www.linuxmint.com...



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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I just downloed 11.04. Yet to put it onto my computer. What do you think of ubuntu compared to windows?



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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You are going to want to avoid the unity desktop in 11.04. It is a pig. Though maybe you could like it. Most in the linux community hate it but there's hope... On the login screen, down bottom, you can select classic and it will function just like 10.10.

10.10 was released a long while ago now. I believe 11.10, if not out already, will be shortly.



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 08:44 PM
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ive recently ditched my copy of windows 7 premium for ubuntu 11.04 and i absolutely love it, it is so much faster than windows and honestly less clogged up.



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 08:47 PM
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i havent used ubuntu in a few years, satisfied with my windows 7 ultimate x64



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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Ubuntu 11 and variants (i.e. Mint 11, Lubuntu 11, Peppermint Two, etc) broke my wifi and I have spent some frustrating hours trying to get it to work. Even with multiple searches and following all the different solutions that have worked for others, I was not able to get it to function. Mind you, I had no problems with it in Mint 9, Peppermint One, etc. so I have gone back to the older version (9). Positive side is that it's the long-term supported version (until 2013) but after that it looks like I will have to switch to something else.


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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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I put Ubuntu 11.04 on my computer about a month ago. So far I really like it, have a few minor issues but am working through them one at a time. If I could get my printer to work with Ubuntu then the rest of my computers will make the switch too.



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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If, say, it's a lexmark 2275 you might be able to use lexmark generic or lexmark 1165. Those models are ficticious just for point's sake but try other drivers for that same brand. Most brand printers nowadays use a somewhat generic (to that brand) controller. you might have to sacrifice some advanced options like 2 sided printing, if the printer is capable, etc.

If it's a network printer it will probably have a suffix like N or DN on it's model number. Just select another numerical model with a similar suffix ie 1165dn vs 2275n. N usually will mean network, w for wifi etc.
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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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Been running 11.04 for about six months now,

My verdict is Awesome.

I have only booted into windows once in that time to do my taxes.



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:21 PM
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It is a pretty seamless os now. I'm glad to see it. Do you use unity? Or are you using the Classic Gnome window manager?

It blows my mind, the evolution of linux. I still got my slackware 96 "Linux Toolkit Oct 1996" cd set that I got from walnut creek cd rom here!
Every now and then I break them out just to try to get it working on old hardware. Most linux distro's installers are extremely simple now. Slackware still a little difficult but still the most rock solid distro minus many bells and whistles. Ubuntu has definitely won as the best overall distro for end users. I use it on workstations, laptops etc while slackware runs barebones servers.

It almost doesn't matter what OS people run anymore post web 2.0. Dontcha just love it?



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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At least with Ubuntu or other Linux distros, you don't have to pay for the new upgrade. Imagine buying an upgrade you didn't like once you tried it. I'm using a Unity-Linux distro with the Enlightenment desktop. It's lightning fast, and most of the problems I've had were self-generated. It's based on Mandriva, which uses RPM packaging, but probably won't be around much longer. I too will probably have to make another switch in the next couple of years.
I love my Windows XP still, which I have on a second partition. I use it for the applications that won't run on Linux, but I'm trying to find replacement apps all the time. I'm not interested in their newer products...



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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I just downloed 11.04. Yet to put it onto my computer. What do you think of ubuntu compared to windows?


Ubuntu is so much faster, that alone is enough. Supposed to be more secure; someone else will have to answer that one. Not too steep of a learning curve.



posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 11:38 PM
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Originally posted by mishigas
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. Supposed to be more secure;


Linux is way more secure it does not get the viruses that windows does.
Windows has Swiss cheese like security not only do
you have to pay for the os but you also have to pay for additional security programs link antivirus software.



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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Originally posted by ELahrairah
Windows has Swiss cheese like security not only do you have to pay for the os but you also have to pay for additional security programs link antivirus software.
I never paid for any Windows security or antivirus software, there are some good free programs, and your best protection is your brain.


As for Ubuntu, I have been using sporadically Ubuntu 11.04, and yes, I didn't liked much the change in the desktop, but they aren't that bad, it's just a question of getting used to them.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 01:29 AM
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I never paid for any Windows security or antivirus software, there are some good free programs, and your best protection is your brain.

As for Ubuntu, I have been using sporadically Ubuntu 11.04, and yes, I didn't liked much the change in the desktop, but they aren't that bad, it's just a question of getting used to them.


On the same topic, I haven't been able to find any security or antivirus sw for Ubuntu. Several weeks ago, someone somehow accessed my address book and sent out spam to every addressee. I had no idea how to start to track down and stop the culprit. Some of the stuff sent out was ... distasteful, if you catch my drift, and I had to send an email denying ownership of the messages. Very embarassing.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:26 AM
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Is that address book on your Ubuntu machine or is it some online thing?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:26 AM
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reply to post by mishigas
Is that address book on your Ubuntu machine or is it some online thing?


My email is through XFINITY Connect ( my isp is Comcast ), so I would assume it is stored with Comcast? Is that what you are asking?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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No, what I was asking is if you use an e-mail and address book program on your computer or if it's all online, through some webmail site like hotmail.

If it's an online address book like hotmail then getting access to it doesn't mean that your computer was compromised, while if it's on your computer only then it shows that someone had access to your computer, either physically or remotely.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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No, what I was asking is if you use an e-mail and address book program on your computer or if it's all online, through some webmail site like hotmail.

If it's an online address book like hotmail then getting access to it doesn't mean that your computer was compromised, while if it's on your computer only then it shows that someone had access to your computer, either physically or remotely.


Gotcha. Thank you for clarifying. Therefore, probably nobody gained access to my pc, but somehow they accessed my address book. Which brings us back to the point of how.

Regardless...the "clue" I have is that the culprit sent distasteful advertisements to all members of my address book. If they can do that, what is to stop them from sending porn or worse? That is why I was looking for Ubuntu virus/adware/malware software.



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