Ubuntu Linux 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' debuts

By Jos · 27 replies
Oct 14, 2011
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  1. After months of anticipation, the latest release of Ubuntu Linux (11.10) hit the download servers yesterday roughly six months since the release of its previous version, 11.04.  The free operating…

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  3. bioflex

    bioflex TS Enthusiast Posts: 72

    I'll be giving this a try very soon.
  4. What's cool is their new tour where you can use an online version of the OS, sort of. http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    For those wishing to try Ubuntu's latest release, but unsure of how to proceed, I will hopefully be finishing up writing a new step-by-step installation guide for this over the weekend.
  6. Been finding it hard to get excited about the 'buntu releases for the last few years...

  7. I uploaded my Ubuntu as soon as heard it was out. I hope that loading software is faster than the old version ( Ubuntu's old software center is such a pain!) I haven't tried it yet. The log in screen is different and I can't seem to find the option to run Ubuntu Classic which is faster than normal Ubuntu because it doesn't take as much resources. Hopefully we will be able to dual boot with Windows 8! Very neat so far.
  8. There is a definite performance difference.
  9. It's tough luck, I'm afraid that "Ubuntu Classic" (or gnome 2 as it is actually called) was removed...

    Don't tell me - it feels faster?
  10. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    That's because it now falls back to a 2D Unity desktop with the device is unable to run 3D desktops, therefore it will remain in Unity regardless - that's in theory as you've upgraded.

    Ubuntu classic aka Gnome 2.3.2 is no longer there either. This release updated Gnome's DE to Gnome 3.2.
  11. Is gnome shell actually on the standard livecd though or does it have to be installed from the repos...? As far I know it isn't and with gnome2 removed there is no alternative OOTB.
  12. bandit8623

    bandit8623 TS Booster Posts: 100   +17

    You can still install the classic. I searched on yahoo how to do it. Basically install it, then log out and log back in under classic.

    I'm running ubuntu in virtualbox. this last update killed my guest addition addon. making my refresh feel like its at 30.. waiting for a fix
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I thought that would likely be the case, but my point was more that its not included in the new release of Ubuntu. I personally prefer Gnome 3.2's DE to Unity or "classic" Gnome but that's the beauty of Linux - you can make it "fit" your ideals.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    It's about time the ocelot was recognized for more than being the pampered house pet of movie starlets during the sixties. Does this version come with a rhinestone collar?
  15. bandit8623

    bandit8623 TS Booster Posts: 100   +17

    i figured out how to get guest additions to work. they are now included with ubuntu. under additional drivers.
  16. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I've had nothing but problems with it so far. I'm unhappy with both 11.x releases so far, but I'll make it work for now and see if I can get accustomed to it.
  17. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    What problems are you experiencing mate?
  18. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    As promised yesterday, I now have a step by step guide available for viewing here, for those interested in trying out the new release of Ubuntu.
  19. It doesn't seem like the new Ubuntu has the restart option just shut down.
  20. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    When you click shutdown, it then comes up with a pop-up box for you to choose to cancel, restart, or shutdown.
  21. Steve Jobs would be proud.
  22. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    I'm sticking with OpenS.U.S.E.. Had too many issues with previous versions of 'buntu 11.x...
  23. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Posts: 208

    well I thought I would give it a try too. however Trend Micro enterprise had other ideas, it threw about a dozen virus warnings at me. So now i am doing a complete scan after deleting my temporary internet files. LOL
  24. Guardian31756

    Guardian31756 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Would anyone suggest this to a Newbie whom is unfamiliar with this OS and would they also suggest running it in a VM environment ?

    Just asking, thanks :)
  25. I wouldn't run it as a VM but instead google this


    That will let you install Ubuntu as a normal Windows program that can easily uninstalled and it doesn't require an extra partition from your hard drive. It will do a normal dual boot. It is actually very easy.

    I would like to know if there is any command for the command line to get the gnome 2D?

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