Ubuntu 11.10 released today, try it in your browser

Subject: General Tech | October 13, 2011 - 09:20 PM |
Tagged: Ubuntu 11.10, ubuntu

If you are one of the millions of people who have used Linux -- and realized it -- then you are probably well aware of Ubuntu. Ubuntu has been around since 2004 and has captured an estimated 50% of Linux desktop installations. Ubuntu is financially supported through purchasing technical support from its parent company, Canonical. Today Canonical has released their 15th version of Ubuntu, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, into the wild; feel free (literally) to try it out.

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Excuse me, waiter: You got Firefox in my Firefox.

One of the largest contributing factors to Ubuntu’s success has historically been the ease of testing without installing and the ease to install when you are won over. You currently have the choice between using a Live CD to boot directly into Ubuntu from, using Wubi to run from a Windows in virtualization, and recently browse the interface from an in-browser mockup. The Javascript-based application mimics the Ubuntu desktop and allows you to play around with various windows including spawning a fake web browser and email client each capable of being dragged and dropped within the browser.  Play around and you might fall in love; fittingly, money cannot buy either.

Source: Ubuntu

October 14, 2011 | 09:50 AM - Posted by JSL

...thats wierd, I downloaded it almost a week ago :|

October 17, 2011 | 01:47 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Hopefully they fixed that insane/stupid "updater" that could never be reliably told to just use the installer files on the CD or DVD drive, or downloaded packages. And also that stupid network connections dialog that didn't know what dialup was and could not simultaneously handle a dialup and LAN connection. And other plain stupid glitches.

October 24, 2011 | 01:12 AM - Posted by TheCapulet (not verified)

They couldn't have screwed up the UI layout any more if they'd tried. The removal of the BFB and a few other absurdly shortsighted changes make this a considerable downgrade from 11.04

February 13, 2012 | 10:43 AM - Posted by adoradeny (not verified)

hey, what about viruses and all kind of weird staff like another 5 minutes of starting windows after windows instead said it's started, of missing NTLDR or more stupid bad Dll files ? I think that Ubuntu is the most user friendly OS and it should have some respect from you. For some people, the interface from 11.10 is bad, for others is good. But nobody can stop you to install Fluxbox.

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