[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu 11.10

Gary Walsh gwalsh at notw.ca
Sun Oct 16 15:45:42 EDT 2011


Ok, I just booted the Ubuntu 11.10 from the CD on my old Thinkpad T30.
It really, really, really sucks!  I wasn't fond of past releases of
Ubuntu because of the relative lack of good graphical configuration
tools equivalent to Mandriva's Drakconf system and also because I am
more used to RPM based distros than Debian based ones.  However, I at
least found it reasonably usable.  This release has a really poor
interface.  There is an icon labelled workspaces, but it only has one
workspace and does not provide any way to add more.  When I try to
connect to my wireless router, the Connect button is greyed out even
after typing in the password.  I suppose that the Unity interface could
be tolerable on a low powered system like the one I am testing it on,
but there are better choices in window managers or distros like
Jolicloud that I have installed on this laptop.
-- 
Gary Walsh <gwalsh at notw.ca>




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