Xubuntu 11.10 Beta Reviewed | Improved Panel looks good | Software Center and Thunar needs fixing

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On September 2, Canonical released beta versions of Oneiric Ocelot for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu.  This is the third article in a series looking at these newest releases, we had already done a review on Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1 and Kubuntu 11.10 Beta . Today we focus on Xubuntu, the lightweight Ubuntu, designed for older computers or those that just want a fast distro with a comprehensive software collection that is easy on system resources.

Kubuntu 11.10 Beta Test Drive

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Canonical recently released its Beta version of Kubuntu 11.10, Oneiric Ocelot, with all eyes toward the final release scheduled for October 13.  We take a look at this release and the new KDE 4.7 Desktop and Netbook Plasma Workspaces.

A First Look at Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1

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Canonical recently released the first beta of Ubuntu 11.10, Code named Oneiric Ocelot. Ubuntu has ditched Gnome Shell completely and stepped up its committment to the Unity Desktop. As the final release approaches, just one month from today, we spin up this beta and take a first look at the distro that Mark Shuttleworh called, "part daydream, part discipline."

Ubuntu 12.04 release schedule is out

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Ubuntu being an open source initiative is bound to be a constantly changing environment. There have been around 14 releases of Ubuntu so far and the 15th is all set to roll out in October of 2011. The upcoming entrant nicknamed the Oneiric Ocelot has been reviewed and previewed by many Linux geeks and has been found to be very efficient.

All its Alpha and Beta releases have ensured the fixing of majority of the bugs arising during user testing. We expect the final version to be released soon to incorporate a new look and feel in the Ubuntu Line-Up.


Ubuntu 11.10 roadmap | Are we moving in right direction?

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What is going to be in Ubuntu 11.10? Conclusions were drawn after much heated discussions and debates at the Ubuntu Developer’s Summit at Budapest. The centre of attraction of these discussions was the status of default applications that should be included and possibly excluded in the new version. Those that were shown the pink slip include Evolution, GMD and PiTiVi. Those which got included are Thunderbird, Chrome and LMD. Certain old warhorses will continue to stand strong in the new version such as LibreOffice. Now the developer community is expected to debate on these in the coming months. Here is our take on the whole thing.

Ubuntu Studio bids bye to Unity

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Ubuntu Studio with its strong focus on multimedia applications has decided to go for the open source Xfce desktop for its next release instead of Unity. Currently, Ubuntu Studio does not use Unity as it will default to Gnome2 when the user logs in.