Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) New Applications and Defaults
This is list of New Applications and Defaults on ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
Thunderbird is included as default email client including menu and launcher integration.
Déjà Dup is included as the default backup tool, making it easy to upload backups to Ubuntu One.
The new Gwibber landed in Oneiric bringing improved performance and a new interface using the most recent GNOME technologies.
GNOME got updated to current unstable version (3.1.5) on its way to GNOME 3.2
LightDM now uses the new Unity greeter by default.
Software Center updates
The Ubuntu Software Center adds new "top rated" views to the main category page and all subcategory pages, now allows you to edit or delete your own reviews, and has had a significant speedup for standalone deb file installations (gdebi functionality).
Not upgrading from 10.10 until GNome is included and stable. Tried Unity for a month, couldn’t get used to it.
I have tried to get into the groove of Ubuntu desktop a couple of times but i always kept going back to Windows because i work in a Windows environment. Windows 7 really just created a open door for many users who were accustomed to way things were since early versions of Windows. There have been so many technological changes in a lot of devices that we’ve pretty much gotten used to always needing to learn a new GUI. With that said, apart from being in the Windows desktop environment i never got into the Windows server environment (i just cant imagine how much shit there is on them, i rather not deal with them. Even though Linux is not meant to be ‘user-friendly’, Ubuntu has done a great job since the time when i first tried it (version 8, i believe). I remember at that time when i was about 20, i didnt really do it for the applications that i would use but more for curiosity about linux systems being more stable than any other system and how you could modify their gui so much more, how you could do really cool desktop switching…etc.
I quickly noticed that all of those things were a complete waste of time and that real linux users dont give a crap about the eye candy (although it is important for a GUI not to look like boxes and fonts with ugly dialogs).
some time ago i got interested in working on my own media server to host a page for my house. It started out from my Windows XP system running a WAMP installation but then i quickly noticed how annoying it was to be running everything off my system so i bought another and thought about installing Windows on it but i chose to run Ubuntu. At first i ran with Ubuntu desktop …i hated getting used to the GUI and i simply refused to deal with it. So, i switched to Ubuntu server and opted for command line instead. (this was when i really noticed the clarity and power of linux. The essentials of a server simple and clean, no buggy gui, no unnecessary desktop services or any useless services for that matter.
to make the long story short. Microsoft is changing and so is every other piece of technology out there in the world. This Unity thing (im not sure if its a desktop enhancement or a launcher) is not really the nicest thing to start getting into Ubuntu , especially since i’m running it on a Eee PC (ASUS MT101, touch screen netbook – real cool / I traded this for my ASUS Transformer tablet that had Android and which i tried to use for work related jobs but couldn’t)
– but for being a new user, i’ll get over it, just like the new users who are buying their first Windows PC or Mac computer.
In the end, change is inevitable and you can only adapt or suffer from that wining symptom that older people get when they say everything was better 10 years ago.
Just be happy that Ubuntu is alive and strong because, im sure of this, we would all hate if your favorite distribution of linux seizes to update and if they were to get stuck where they are now.
I love the Unity interface. It did take a little time to get used to it, but I love all the keyboard shortcuts such as holding the Ubuntu button down and the left menu bar appears with numbers for the opened applications, so you hold the Ubuntu button plus the number related to the app youre trying to get to. Too easy. One of many features I like.