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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 17.10 Ships Today - Arguably Its Most Interesting Release In Years

    Abandoning their convergence dream earlier this year and with that the sun-setting of the Unity desktop environment and Mir display server, Ubuntu 17.10 is shipping today with its new GNOME-powered desktop backed by Wayland.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=25361

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    Edit #2: I see Kubuntu 17.10 is now available, as is Lubuntu. However, a few of the other flavours I checked seem multiple releases out-of-date.

    P.S. thanks to the Ubuntu/Kubuntu community for another release. I'm looking forward to it.
    Last edited by coder; 10-19-2017, 05:28 PM.

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    • #3
      BTW, it sounds like Kubuntu hasn't yet dropped 32-bit support:
      Please help us by testing as much as you have time for. Remember, in particular we need i386 testers, on “bare metal” rather than VMs if possible.
      https://kubuntu.org/news/updated-kub...now-available/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by coder View Post
        Does anyone know when we can expect Kubuntu to produce an updated release? I see they've already got a 17.10 RC, but their latest official release is still 17.04.

        Edit: Oops. It seems even ubuntu.com still lists 17.04 as the latest release, on their download pages. Still, it'd be nice to know if the releases are sync'd or if there's typically some lag for the various flavours.
        Michael got lazy and set this article to auto post at midnight or 1AM (DST and timezones and all that good stuff). I guess he didn't want to get "scooped" by all of the other Linux news aggregates out there...

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        • #5
          Using Ubuntu for 12 years, now swtiched to Kubuntu and never looked back. Recent KDE versions are amazing, quite different to the ugly slow Gnome disaster, simplified to the point of being unusable.
          Used to be quite the opposite.

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          • #6
            I'm not going to feed the troll.

            Good stuff, and I was happy to learn it here first. I'm pretty sure Michael is the best linux tester/reporter we have, worldwide.

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            • #7
              It really looks nice and I must say it is the first Ubuntu release that I would consider to use. Good to have Ubuntu now on board with Wayland. This will help a lot to improve the experience for all Linux users. Maybe this will force Nvidia now to do something about Wayland/Xwayland support, until now it was a big drama.

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              • #8
                I like the Gnome experience in Ubuntu. But in the last days, I tried Windows 10 and I like it. No crashes in contrast to Ubuntu 17.10 (Gnome Shell) and very, very fast!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by R41N3R View Post
                  It really looks nice and I must say it is the first Ubuntu release that I would consider to use. Good to have Ubuntu now on board with Wayland. This will help a lot to improve the experience for all Linux users. Maybe this will force Nvidia now to do something about Wayland/Xwayland support, until now it was a big drama.
                  After GNOME has adopted NVIDIA's EGLStreams system? Fat chance.

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                  • #10
                    Buggy, slow and difficult to use operating systems are not interesting but suitable for wintel believers. For those, It is cosy to use Ubuntu or Fedora. 32 Inch monitor full of application icons must look really good and is easy to use, just like win10 with its big non categorised start menu. Do not try to make a desktop launcher or find the control panel with those shit operating systems.
                    Last edited by debianxfce; 10-19-2017, 04:17 AM.

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