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What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

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What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

Since it was released today I thought some one would have posted about how great ( Grin) unity is  Shocked
Or is everyone keeping there heads down for a different distro (Mint anyone? Will probably have Gnome 3 but may not - not seen any comments yet)
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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

I never download Ubuntu on the day of release, its slow.
Will download Saturday or Sunday and give my opinion.
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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

Try bit-torrent - it took me about 20 mins for 600MB.

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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

I will wait for my Ubuntu "apt-cacher" server to download all the images overnight so these large downloads don't eat into my 'paid for' broadband usage  Wink
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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

I wouldn't bother (unless you intend to use a small netbook).
It's rubbish.

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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

I am more interested in the new power saving features in the server edition, as I run several Ubuntu servers 24/7 and saving a few more Watts from the electricity bill will be a welcome improvement  Smiley
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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

Would you run a server on bleeding edge software?

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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

I always have hardware ready for my next server, or next desktop, so trying out the latest Ubuntu version as a clean install is a good way to find any bugs and to get them fixed as quickly as possible.  Once I have confidence in a release then I will use that machine as an everyday desktop or server, then start the cycle again buying or recycling hardware for the next project.
What I won't be doing is blindly upgrading my existing 10.04LTS and 10.10 machines until I have run 11.04 on similar hardware to ensure there are no show stopping problems !
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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

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Or is everyone keeping there heads down for a different distro (Mint anyone? Will probably have Gnome 3 but may not - not seen any comments yet)

According to the Mint blog they're sticking with GNOME 2.32 for Mint 11
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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

There you go, if you want a NEW release distro & Gnome 2.32 come to Mint  Grin
(Before someone says I already have Gnome 2.32 on xxx)
From the blog
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With the upstream changes in Unity and Gnome 3, some of the big Linux Mint projects (netdiscovery, restoration snapshots) were postponed and more time was given to ensure this release would feature a functional yet traditional desktop. In many ways, Linux Mint 11 feels like a more modern and more polished version of Linux Mint 10. In contrast with the many distributions adopting new interfaces, Linux Mint 11 will feature the best Gnome “2″ desktop you’ve ever got to see.
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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

I'm waiting for Ubuntu 11.10 via live CD to see which way to jump.

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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

Just been looking at the 11.04 site, I like the look of it but won't be upgrading from 10.04LTS just yet.
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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

I have upgraded one PC to 11.04.
One user switched straight to standard Gnome.
The other user is still on the mobile phone desktop (Unity).
If I can find out how to run Unity but:-
1) Disabling the "Global menu"
2) Enabling proper scrollbars
3) Hiding the clumsy toolbar thing
4) Getting a proper start menu to work
then I might be encouraged to use Unity. Smiley

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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

I ran a desktop PC with the Unity desktop for about two weeks and just didn't get on with it at all on my 22inch 1600x1200pixel monitors.    Roll eyes
I then changed the same machine to boot to the 'Classic' desktop and felt right at home again.  Wink
However, 11.04 in this mode felt a touch slower than 10.10, so I then added a dual-boot with 10.10 to compare speeds, and 10.10 is still a little quicker.
To be fair most Ubuntu releases seem a bit clunky for the first few weeks and tend to get faster and smoother with the usual updates.
I still haven't quite had the time to build my new Ubuntu 11.04 server to see whether the power saving features do anything worthwhile, but I hope to have this done before the end of June.
So my conclusion so far is that -
-  10.04 'Desktop' is very reliable with least quirks.
-  10.04 'Server' very good but I prefer 10.10 'Server' as that has later versions of some applications, better hardware support, and boots much faster.
-  10.10 'Desktop' has noticeably better hardware support and is fastest to boot, but has some very minor annoyances.
-  10.10 'Server' I am VERY happy with.
-  11.04 'Unity' I just don't use my computer in the way it tries to force me to.
-  11.04 'Classic' I would happily use everyday IF I didn't know that 10.10 was slightly faster on my hardware.
-  11.04 'Server' Not tested yet, but if the new power saving features work then I will upgrade all my machines immediately.
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Re: What happened to all the "raves" for Ubuntu 11.04?

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I have upgraded one PC to 11.04.
One user switched straight to standard Gnome.
The other user is still on the mobile phone desktop (Unity).
If I can find out how to run Unity but:-
1) Disabling the "Global menu"
2) Enabling proper scrollbars
3) Hiding the clumsy toolbar thing
4) Getting a proper start menu to work

I've discovered how to do 1, 2
For #3, auto-hide is acceptable-ish
There seems to be a ppa to deal with #4 - but I haven't tried it.