[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu 11.10
dscassel at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 22:08:48 EDT 2011
You should get 4 desktops by default.
It's possible to add more:
Unity 2D: http://askubuntu.com/questions/21755/how-to-add-multiple-workspaces-in-unity-2d
I like Unity (kind of a lot, actually). But I user interface can be a
very person thing. So to each their own.
You can easily install other desktop environments in Ubuntu. All the
major derivative distributions have a "desktop" package that you can
just install. If you have Ubuntu and you want to try out Kubuntu,
just run `sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop` on the command line.
Linus has switched to XFCE, and if you want to join him, install
xubuntu-desktop. Or try lubuntu-desktop for LXDE.
If you want to use Gnome Shell, it's a lot easier in 11.10. Just
If you want to go back to the old Gnome panel interface, install
You can switch between them from the login screen.
On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 3:45 PM, Gary Walsh <gwalsh at notw.ca> wrote:
> 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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