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Our little Linux is growing up into a very fine little Operating system Now. I know it's April 1st but I did read the the Sticky about no April Fools jokes so I won't do it.

What I will do is direct you to one of the most awe inspiring Linux to come around in a great great while. Now if they can do this same thing to OPENOFFICE then Ubuntu is in some major business..

Here are some snapshots of the New "Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Beta 1"
Where DO they get these names..?



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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.

Here’s a quick what’s new:
•Ubuntu 11.04 beta 1 features Linux kernel 2.6.38, Gnome 2.32, Compiz 0.9.4 and Xserver 1.10.
•New Unity interface.
•Firefox 4, Banshee 1.9.5 and LibreOffice 3.3.2 installed as default.
•Ubuntu Software Center features review and rating system for applications.
•Windows snapping by dragging windows to screen edges (a la Windows 7).
•Imporoved multi-touch support.
•New wallpapers.











    
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I srsly read the code name as "Natty Light" the first time reading it.
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
I srsly read the code name as "Natty Light" the first time reading it.
What's in your coffee today.. Never Mind.. Maybe "Narwhal" means light in some Zambezi village.. Oops.. Did I say Zambezi.. Ohh come Bulldozer Please.
    
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What's in your coffee today.. N
OT: I mean srsly, how common is the usage of the word "Natty" apart from "Natty Light"?
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Idk.. What is Natty.. Is that a British Phrase or Irish. .. Sorry.. I am pulling your leg.
    
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post #6 of 96
I might just as well check out Ubuntu again. Looks nice and tbh. miss it a little bit.
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Our little Linux is growing up into a very fine little Operating system now.
If there was an Ubuntu that proved that, it'd have been 10.04.1, not 11.04...The UI IMO at least sucks goat testicles, hence why I'd stick to Lubuntu, Kubuntu, etc.
    
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Ubuntu always feels clunky imo.
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Ubuntu always feels clunky imo.
Try xubuntu. It has a decent amount of "snap" to it. More so than gnome at least.
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One of my friend's went on and on about narwhals. They really do exist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narwhal

As for the UI, it's intuitive, yes. But it sucks. Having a UI developed for Netbooks (what happened to them, did sales drop or something) or even worse, a mobile device , kinda doesn't work for laptops or desktops like mine.

I like everything in my PC to be in a nice box, with the keyboard on the desk, and a mouse on the side, with a monitor is in front of me so I can do this: in peace. I also expect to have a UI to match - how could ubuntu switch from gnome to this!!!

Yes I've moved on from ubuntu long ago, but what ubuntu did yesterday, other distros will do tommorow, regardless of whether it's a good idea or not, and I do not want this form of KDE or XFCE. Touch them and I will move to blackbox of fluxbox!!!!!!!!!!!
    
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