Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick out NOW!


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tomjol

I never used ME, but it worked for most people. me personally I was going for 2000 then. As for Vista, Vista worked perfectly for me, installed all my drivers on install, worked, not huge bugs. It just worked. I didn't need to reinstall 5 times just to get networking to work. the pad on my laptop worked properly. It auto connected to WiFi networks without me needing to do it manually all the time. when I put it to sleep at work and started it up back home, it didn't keep trying to connect to the work network, but immediately connected to my home network.

Er...ME was the biggest hunk of **** ever to come out of Redmond. Terrible, awful system.

By the way, what makes you think reinstalling five times is actually going to, you know, help? If it didn't work the first time, it probably isn't going to work the second time.

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HawkMan

Seriously, if I had a dime for every time I heard this, I would be a millionaire by now! This is such BS that I actually get hacked when I hear this nonsense! On forums that are mainly Windows forums like this one is, it is OK for the majority to make arrogant statements but when the so called "Linux" users reply in kind it is suddenly "arrogance!" Really dude, do yourself a favour and go to a few Linux support forums and see for yourself how helpful the guys are!

Sorry, with this I also completely disagree, it is quite capable of providing EVERYTHING that is need for the average user! Because "Windows" is the de facto operating system, for PC's, this does not mean that there are no alternatives as regards other operating systems!

There's a different kind of linux user arrogance. try entering a linux irc room, or ask for help on an linux forum. if you get any response at all, they'll be far from helpfull or tell you to read some long winded manual, instead of just going "click this, and then that". even onn such two step solutions you get that.

look at your own post earlier. I talked about the issues I have, I even said how I fixed them, and your reply is "maybe you shoudl have a linux expert help you with the install". Well no, sinc eI'm perfectly capable of doing, and secondly, one shouldn't need expert help to do an effin install. This is broken by design. but that's what happens when you have no Decent QnA, focus groups or people who actually know usability testing or interface design, just programmers. and you NEVER EVER let programmers do user interfaces.

linux arrogance isn't an urban myth or BS. it's there. and it's a reason many people go back from linux after trying it.

Er...ME was the biggest hunk of **** ever to come out of Redmond. Terrible, awful system.

By the way, what makes you think reinstalling five times is actually going to, you know, help? If it didn't work the first time, it probably isn't going to work the second time.

I already said it worked.

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Knife Party

@ Hawkman, Ubuntu really doesn't sound like your thing then...

And so far the Ati driver has worked fairly nice

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HawkMan

Why ?

I like Ubuntu, there are things it does very well, I don't particularly like how they simplify it to much and hide a lot of settings and don't provide a decent control panel in order to keep everything so simplified. But overall I like Ubuntu.

I don't however like Bugs, bad design, bad usability and design. and I especially don't like slow systems (and yes, hardware accelerated Linux, has still got a LONG way to go before it can compare to the DWM).

but if they could fix their bugs, tidy the gui, either add some border so you can resize windows properly, or at the very leas make sure there's a bottom right corner to grab hold on(though I don't think OSX is where they want to take the cue here. that's a horrible design decision that only lets you resize in one direction(2 technically, but you get the point)) and well they can't be blamed for the crap the X window and compiz guys put out. But perhaps the first thing someone who install the netbook version shouldn't be seeing is a screen that they can't use the UI before they get drivers. that's just bad. If they're going to enforce hardware drivers for the default UI for a system, they need to make sure the drivers are included on disk.

they need to stop being so sanctimonious about drivers and where they come from, and just include the damn drivers on the disk. and stop with this CD size crap of the installs. We have had DVD's forever now, and everyone has 4GB flashdrives. make proper installs with drivers included. learn from the market leader here. and if you must provide lite installs for those stuck in the 90's with CD-roms separately. But move the main install media up to the DVD age.

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Scorbing

Two major bugs I came across:

#1 - My Wireless randomly stops working (Windows = No problems)

#2 - The time & calender on the desktop toolbar stops working (Windows = No problems)

Then there is something wrong with your computer because I have it on a Toshiba laptop and it is working flawlessly. I do not see any of those issues. Maybe it doesn't like your hardware. I don't know.

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micro

Then there is something wrong with your computer because I have it on a Toshiba laptop and it is working flawlessly. I do not see any of those issues. Maybe it doesn't like your hardware. I don't know.

I have intermittent wireless issues on a Asus Eee netbook sometimes, not sure why. Works fine on desktop.

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Lilrich

Wasn't that just a GFX driver/setting detection issue for Plymouth/X? If by that, it goes through the install sequence as expected on x64 based 10.10.

Yea it was one of the things that was stopping me installing it on my laptop as i could never get it working...

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WV2MJR

Truth be told, it just isn't ready for main stream right now. Hopefully that will change in the near future but not right now. And Windows has improved over the years which makes me wonder, can Linux ever manage to get up to 5% of the market share (Desktop)? Many view Linux as a hobby, not really to be used as the main operating system. It's hard to compete with Microsoft when Microsoft has DirectX and Linux as buggy Wine.

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(Spork)

is there a live cd version ? id like to test before i mess with my hd

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Syanide

The install cd is the live cd, just go to the download page and download yourself a copy.

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Rudie32

As with the previous ubuntu, my Netgear wnda3100 dual band n adapter goes into sleep and never wakes up. I was hoping they would fix that. I have to use my tmo dell mini 10's built in g card. That did not work out of the box. I had to download low power drivers. I used wubi from the downloaded iso and i get the issue where you put in the password and you have to click the X or hit esc to get past that. No big deal. Once configured, it runs very well on my t-mobile dell mini 10 netbook. Even found my built in mobile data card. I can't test that thanks to t-mobile not allowing roaming with data card plans. The previous build worked fine once you put in the apn.

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