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  • Ubuntu 10.10 Has Arrived On 10/10/2010

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 10.10 Has Arrived On 10/10/2010

    Just as planned, Ubuntu 10.10 has been released today on the 10th of October, 2010. Ubuntu 10.10 has many features and improvements that we have talked about over the past several months from an updated kernel and GNOME desktop to Btrfs installation improvements...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODY2NA

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    I'm really impressed so far.

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    • #3
      I don't follow U that closely, do they have donations in Software Center yet?

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      • #4
        I think I'll give the Kubuntu-LiveCD a try. It looks like i'll have to deal with Ubuntu at work, so I might be a good idea to brush up my debian-skills a bit again. :>

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        • #5
          Amazing! This is the first time everything went smooth during upgrade. Not only does everything still work, they even made it amazingly responsive (nautilus, scrolling,...) and it boots even faster now! The new font is spectacular too - so easy on the eyes and so clear.

          This is the best release ever.

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          • #6
            I installed it on a new harddrive and I was surprised how nice it is...the idea of configuring the system while installing it is cool. Boot: From POST BIOS to full logged in session: 5 seconds (not counting the time for typing the password), with 10.04 ~15 seconds.

            oh and the best thing: Heroes of Newerth works with AMD HD5870 graphiccard for me while using the fglrx driver delivered with ubuntu 10.10

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            • #7
              The only trouble I have is the inability to install fglrx. For me it won't even show up in hardware drivers (jokey). Installing it through synaptic results in a broken system.

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              • #8
                42

                101010 = 42

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                  101010 = 42


                  How's that for a coincidence?

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                  • #10
                    With 10.10 we have also dropped support for i586 and lower processors, as well as i686 processors without cmov support.
                    It will be interesting to see what kind of performance improvements can be seen from this move. I'll be downloading and seeding this through the night

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                    • #11
                      @Detructor "new harddrive" - what type: Momentus XT (with inbuilt SSD)?

                      @AnonymousCoward: EXPLAIN FURTHER to non-English people. "42" is the alleged secret to the universe, according to one science fiction movie.

                      What none seems to understand here is that Ubuntu is now a ROLLING release. If we have 100.04 systems, they should allow rolling upto 10.04.

                      Or do I misunderstand Ubuntu?

                      BTW: b4 EXT4 was the "standard", a complete re-install was needed to move from EXT3 to EXT4. So the claimed "rolling release" was not true.

                      Retired (medical) IT Consultant, Australian Capital Territory

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gregzeng View Post
                        @AnonymousCoward: EXPLAIN FURTHER to non-English people. "42" is the alleged secret to the universe, according to one science fiction movie.
                        Not a movie. It's from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Silverthorn View Post
                          The only trouble I have is the inability to install fglrx. For me it won't even show up in hardware drivers (jokey). Installing it through synaptic results in a broken system.
                          When was the last time you used Maverick? They fixed that in the latter betas.

                          Originally posted by BlackStar View Post


                          How's that for a coincidence?
                          It's not; it was intentional.

                          Originally posted by gregzeng View Post
                          @Detructor "new harddrive" - what type: Momentus XT (with inbuilt SSD)?

                          @AnonymousCoward: EXPLAIN FURTHER to non-English people. "42" is the alleged secret to the universe, according to one science fiction movie.

                          What none seems to understand here is that Ubuntu is now a ROLLING release. If we have 100.04 systems, they should allow rolling upto 10.04.

                          Or do I misunderstand Ubuntu?

                          BTW: b4 EXT4 was the "standard", a complete re-install was needed to move from EXT3 to EXT4. So the claimed "rolling release" was not true.

                          Retired (medical) IT Consultant, Australian Capital Territory
                          Um.

                          42 was the answer to the 'ultimate question' of life, the universe and everything. Of course, we never find out what the question is, so...

                          And yes, it's from HGttG: the BBC radio play, early 80's TV series, books and the pretty fantastic film they made a few years ago.

                          Ubuntu is not a rolling release and 'rolling' has nothing to do with HDDs, or partitioning schemes. Ubuntu is still made available as discreet releases, once every 6 months (hence, not rolling). There's been some talk of loosening their policies for updating things like Firefox and Pidgin within releases but other than that, version numbers of software remain largely static during the lifecycle of each release.

                          A rolling release is something like Debian Sid, or Arch, where packages are updated as new releases become available (and after some cursory error checking in experimental branches, to ensure that a large number of people don't end up with unbootable systems).

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by etnlWings View Post
                            A rolling release is something like Debian Sid, or Arch, where packages are updated as new releases become available (and after some cursory error checking in experimental branches, to ensure that a large number of people don't end up with unbootable systems).
                            Yes, because a new Firefox (or new MPlayer, Amarok, Gimp, Skype, etc, etc) can make your system unbootable.

                            The excuse of non-rolling distros for not updating only applies to dependencies (like libraries and infrastructure). When will they understand that the non-dependencies, end-user apps (like the above mentioned) should be updated because they're not really part of the operating system as such.

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                            • #15
                              Well actually, some Firefox upgrades have been pretty destructive in the past. If FF is the only browser a user has installed and they're not too proficient with the package manager, it can put them in an awkward situation.

                              Pidgin is a different matter. Every time one of the IM services change an encryption method, or tweak the protocol, Pidgin stops working. The only way to keep Pidgin working, it to continually upgrade it.

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