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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Apr-12 10:16:02
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Ubuntu 11.04


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My ubuntu is saying about updating to version Ubuntu 11.04 'Natty Narwhal, but when I look at what version I got it says I already got it, which is strange, saying that it does say something about supported until October 2012.

what it says is this. "You are using Ubuntu 11.0 - the Natty Narwhal - released in April 2011 and supported until October 2012."

If I update will I get the dreaded unity interface? i had a quick look at it on ,my laptop, but did nto like it, I have heard that it can be disabled and I could go back to the normal Gnome interface.

It seems like computer Os are going like Windows 8 type thing.

Adrian

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Standard User Kaufhof
(experienced) Thu 12-Apr-12 09:44:46
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Hello there!

I'm not an Ubuntu user but I think the answer to your question is - Yes, you are on the brink of the dreaded Unity.

Why not take a look at Linux Mint, where there has been uproar against the new Gnome 3, which is the cause of all this furore. Two ways of trying to produce a Gnome 2 type desktop (your current one I think) on the latest Gnome base have been produced and are due to be issued on the main Mint distribution pretty soon. There's a lot happening there (an understatement)!!!

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Standard User pmb00cs
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Apr-12 21:52:47
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Unity is the default desktop on Ubuntu 11.10. It does also come with Gnome 3

At work one of my colleagues uses unity and quite likes it now that he has had a chance to get used to it (and tweak it to his needs). However, I can't stand it, I even went so far as to install Xubuntu desktop to avoid it (xfce based ubuntu branch) and quite like that.

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Standard User GeeTee
(committed) Thu 12-Apr-12 22:10:33
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May as well wait a couple of weeks and jump directly to 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) which is the next LTS (5 years support for updates etc.).

I've been running the beta here since January and it's been fine. The Gnome 3 fallback session desktop is very much like the Gnome 2 desktop I am used to on my 10.04 desktop machine.

Initially I disliked Unity - however once I got used to it, it is actually faster to use and the layout makes a lot of sense on my laptop's wide screen format. I've not used in for any length of time on the desktop PC to know how it's going to workout there - I think the global menu 'feature' is going to be a pain, however that can easily be disabled by removing one package.

The "normal" Gnome interface as you term it is essentially dead as Gnome 2 is no longer being developed. There might be some hope if the MATE desktop project gains momentum - they forked Gnome 2 in order to try and keep it alive.

It might also be worth your while running up the LiveCDs for both Xubuntu and Lubuntu to see if you prefer those interfaces (XFCE and LXDE respectively), they are both quite Gnome-esque in layout.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 15-Apr-12 15:53:22
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Thanks peoples, decided to drop Ubuntu and go with Mint, will see if that was a good idea in the next few days I suppose. i wish they would stop changing things, as bad as MS, changing the way windows lo9ok and work with Windows 8.

Using Mint at the moment, not sure what to think of it to be honest, certainly different to Ubuntu, some things are better, but others are not as good.

Will have a better look when I got time.

Adrian

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 17-Apr-12 18:29:32
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Umm, tried mint, don't think much of it to be honest Gnome 3 is awful and Mate is not that great. I will give it a bit more time, but I think Lunix now have gone to pot.

Maybe this is the future of operating systems, if it i don't like.

Adrian

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 17-Apr-12 19:00:45
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Both Gnome and KDE have become far too bloated and user unfriendly. Use Xubuntu and stick with XFCE4; it's by far the best environment. If it's good enough for Linus I'm sure that it's good enough for the rest of us.

Otherwise, go for one of the leaner distress (Debian, Gentoo, for example) and choose your own desktop manager.
Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Tue 17-Apr-12 19:50:44
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ive been a Ubuntu user for ages but recently i gave Vector Linux a try and quite like it originally i was setting out to look for a Linux to use on a old pc but that did not look prehistoric, came across vector runs well on both old and new hardware, i forget what it uses but they've customized to to have kinda a OSX feel cant say i care either way about that bit though take a look here

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Standard User 4M2
(experienced) Tue 17-Apr-12 20:01:35
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Adrian,

I still occasionally use Ubuntu 10.10 (dual boot with XP) - don't know much about the need to update - seems to work OK - is it best to update and if so why?
Standard User seema123
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