Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1 Released

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septentriones

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Narwhals, swimming in the ocean... Seriously though, Unity seems like a good idea. I hope it works better than it does in the netbook edition I have. It always seems to lag but I can see the little jump menus being useful and familiar to Windows 7 users.
 

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Very nice vid! Would be cool if you could tell us a little bit about kubuntu as well and if you had any hassles during the installation!
 

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I tried Unity on a netbook. The UI was fast, but unfortunately buggy. So, I end up using Kubuntu 10.10.

ATI still seems to have a problem keeping drivers easy to install and use. It has been this way for half a decade now. I installed them using the repository, using ATI binary, but none of them worked. In the end I left the repository one even though it did not enable OpenGL. I'll fight with it another day.

Nvidia on the other hand worked right away. I have a netbook with ION graphics, and the propietary Nvidia driver install without much drama. I just followed the instruction and voila. The rest of the time I use to watch CUDA demos.

So why buy ATI you ask. Well, not many times in my live have I seen a NO OS netbook being on the market. Asus 1215T on newegg (plug not intended).

Alas, freedom from the MS tax !
 

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So why buy ATI you ask. Well, not many times in my live have I seen a NO OS netbook being on the market. Asus 1215T on newegg (plug not intended).
I have been using the open source ATI drivers on my laptop for a long time now (with a HD3200) and they work great, even running compiz.
 

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Thanks to my graphics card drivers being in the AMD/ATI legacy bin (the community opensource drivers can't accelerate video playback, I can no longer get updates to newer kernals, FGLRX how I miss you.Currently there is NO support for 2.6.29 or newer kernels. :`(
 
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kronos_cornelius: 2003 called, they want their drivers back. Please update yourself on the current state of both drivers before spewing out-dated drivel for public consumption. Circa 2010, it's now cool to praise the AMD drivers, and bash the Nvidia drivers. The tables have turned...
 

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Unfortunately I'm one of those stupid people who don't like changes. I'm sure to give it a try. But I might aswell go with another desktop manager in the end.
 

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That's great and all that, but I'm still waiting for the damned wireless card to be supported on machines I install Ubuntu on. Seriously, out of 4 machines I tried the drivers never work for the wireless card.
 
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