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Free Ubuntu ver11.04 Linux Operating System - Released 28th April
Free Ubuntu ver11.04 Linux Operating System - Released 28th April

Free Ubuntu ver11.04 Linux Operating System - Released 28th April

Always free operating system for desktops, servers and netbooks. All the flavour with only half the fat. Currently in beta, the new version of Ubuntu will be released on Thursday 28th April, just in time for the holidays.

Introduction

The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Beta 2 gives a preview of the next version of Ubuntu.

Upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10
To upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2, type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes), and press Enter. Update Manager will open up and display the message, "New distribution release '11.04' is available." Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 on a server system, install the package update-manager-core if it is not already installed. Then execute the command sudo do-release-upgrade -d, and follow the on-screen instructions. Note that the server upgrade is now more robust, and thus will utilize GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case unexpected problems arise, e.g. dropped connection problems.

The same instructions apply to all other editions of Ubuntu (such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.)

You can also download for Windows to run from a USB stick without interfering with Windows on your PC. Also available for Macs as a replacement for OSX
- Mozart321

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can i put this on my slave drive and windows on my main drive or wont that work,thanks.

jakesdaddy

can i put this on my slave drive and windows on my main drive or wont … can i put this on my slave drive and windows on my main drive or wont that work,thanks.


Yeah you can do that, the installation program is fully customisable. You can even put then both on the same drive. It will install a little program (bootloader) that runs when you start the computer to decide which one to load up.

Original Poster

I plan on using it for a dual boot on my laptop by partioning my hard drive with Win 7 on one side and Ubuntu on the other. Does mean learning a whole new operating system, but I'm already doing that with 7, so might as well get it all over and done with.

tazxxx

Yeah you can do that, the installation program is fully customisable. You … Yeah you can do that, the installation program is fully customisable. You can even put then both on the same drive. It will install a little program (bootloader) that runs when you start the computer to decide which one to load up.




Thanks for your help.

Ubuntu is good, the first os i had on my custom built, but it was too complex for my liking (been a windows fan boy for 7 years). I do like the appearance of it, it beats windows in that department.

The only downside is that developers aren't really thinking about linux owners.

Its a shame, ubunto is a great os

thanks for this


heat added will be updating ours

jakesdaddy

can i put this on my slave drive and windows on my main drive or wont … can i put this on my slave drive and windows on my main drive or wont that work,thanks.



You can run it on a bootable USB stick. This is the best way of doing it. Get a 4gb (at least) stick, and use the instructions on their website.

You can try it out as if it was installed and then actually choose to install it by clicking on the icon. It is very easy to use now.

coolsakil

Ubuntu is good, the first os i had on my custom built, but it was too … Ubuntu is good, the first os i had on my custom built, but it was too complex for my liking (been a windows fan boy for 7 years). I do like the appearance of it, it beats windows in that department. The only downside is that developers aren't really thinking about linux owners.Its a shame, ubunto is a great os



Which version did you choose? It's a lot less complicated now than it used to be.
And what developers are not thinking of Linux runners? Mainly only the games. You don't need anybody else as there are good replacement programs for most Windows/Mac programs.

Only free.

Appended original post with option for Windows users as this wasn't mentioned in the OP.
heat added.

Note that 11.04 Natty is completely different to previous versions of Ubuntu and most other operating systems as they have done away with the "Start" menu. However, it is easy to change back to the classic version by logging on to GNOME classic on the log on menu.

http://www.multimediaboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Screenshot_unity_1-500x312.png

Could I recommend the installation of KDE on to Ubuntu, being very new to all of this linux, I know I won't be describing it properly but in effect it changes the way that you interact with the operating system, giviing it a different front end. imho it looks so much nicer than Ubunut but far more importantly things are in the same place as windows, e.g. the cross to close a window, the equivalent of the start button is in the bottom left hand corner, it might not sound like much but if you have been a windows user for many years, it make the tranistion much easier. The way the the "start menu" works. Just a few of the reasons that I prefer it to gnome.

ubuntugeek.com/how…tml

icbtihk

Could I recommend the installation of KDE on to Ubuntu, being very new to … Could I recommend the installation of KDE on to Ubuntu, being very new to all of this linux, I know I won't be describing it properly but in effect it changes the way that you interact with the operating system, giviing it a different front end. imho it looks so much nicer than Ubunut but far more importantly things are in the same place as windows, e.g. the cross to close a window, the equivalent of the start button is in the bottom left hand corner, it might not sound like much but if you have been a windows user for many years, it make the tranistion much easier. The way the the "start menu" works. Just a few of the reasons that I prefer it to gnome.http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-kde-4-6-in-ubuntu-10-10.html



Just install Kubuntu if you prefer KDE

Heat added and Can I also recommend you can use W.I.N.E to run all of your Windows Applications if they arn't supported natively (i.e aren't under the requirements) like iTunes, Steam, Windows Live Messenger etc etc...

iTunes.. Have you actually got that running under WINE? I haven't tried byut read everywhere that it is very hard to run under WINE

appdb.winehq.org/obj…347

This thread has just gone hot by the way..
Edited by: "Mozart321" 27th Apr 2011

One issue with Ubuntu is they are rather puritanical about only using code which has a GPL license. In earlier versions, I've found that after the initial install, it didn't have hardware accelerated OpenGL drivers, and that it wouldn't play an MP3 file. These are things that could be fixed, but it was a pain to have to do so.

I found Mint linuxmint.com less hassle to get into a usable state.

Interesting Thread, I've been toying with the idea of a bootable Linux USB stick, looks like it time to have a go...Thanks

Hot

Mozart321

iTunes.. Have you actually got that running under WINE? I haven't tried … iTunes.. Have you actually got that running under WINE? I haven't tried byut read everywhere that it is very hard to run under WINEhttp://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=1347This thread has just gone hot by the way..




Yep I think this is one the reasons why many, myself included are not going over to ubuntu just yet, I havent heard of any successful attempts with WINE just yet once Itunes is sorted Ill give it a go

look forward to trying this.

had ubuntu 10.04 on my acer aspire one but didnt think it was that fatastic (still good) so went to XP. but when i messed up an install i had to wipe my netbook so installed ubuntu 10.10 instead & found it far better than 10.04! seens alot more user friendly

thanks, will chuck this on my VMWare

ahenry

One issue with Ubuntu is they are rather puritanical about only using … One issue with Ubuntu is they are rather puritanical about only using code which has a GPL license. In earlier versions, I've found that after the initial install, it didn't have hardware accelerated OpenGL drivers, and that it wouldn't play an MP3 file..



This isn't strictly true. When installing there is a check box for third party add-ons which will then add playback of MP3's etc.

UK_tomcat_fan

thanks, will chuck this on my VMWare



Might not work very well on VMWare because of the 3D accelerated version of Unity,.

mr_fuse

Yep I think this is one the reasons why many, myself included are not … Yep I think this is one the reasons why many, myself included are not going over to ubuntu just yet, I havent heard of any successful attempts with WINE just yet once Itunes is sorted Ill give it a go



I am running them both dual boot. I only ever bot in to Windows for iTunes and am actually looking forward to completely wiping my Windows installation on my netbook with Ubuntu,

Just found this, will try and sync and see how it works a let you all know here..

gtkpod.org/wik…res

hi all,you should really try ultimate edition,its based on ubuntu and i use it 97% of the time.
its available in 32 bit and 64bit.
google will find it.
its at 2.9 at the moment,and i think you wont be disapointed

ahenry - Apr 27, 2011 08:18 -1 person likes thisOne issue with Ubuntu is … ahenry - Apr 27, 2011 08:18 -1 person likes thisOne issue with Ubuntu is they are rather puritanical about only using code which has a GPL license. In earlier versions, I've found that after the initial install, it didn't have hardware accelerated OpenGL drivers, and that it wouldn't play an MP3 file. These are things that could be fixed, but it was a pain to have to do so.I found Mint http://www.linuxmint.com less hassle to get into a usable state.



The last few versions of Ubuntu ask you during installation if you want to install MP3 codecs etc.
Agree about Mint, it's a very nice distro.
Check out the distrowatch website for info on linux distributions.

Ubuntu: For people who hate Windows, but can't afford a Mac

oldmanhouse

Just install Kubuntu if you prefer KDE



I tried kubuntu, it sucked, so I now use openSuse 11.4 with KDE.

Original Poster

I read an article on the front-ends for Ubuntu and what the 11.04 update will mean.
itmanagement.earthweb.com/osr…htm

Apparently, a lot of people used GNOME as their desktop user interface, then GNOME 3 came out which people weren't too hot on, and now Unity will be the way for Ubuntu, but not everyone is convinced.

I like the idea of Linux and all that it provides, but blimey there are a lot of options out there to choose from; like you've been handed your promotional pint glass at a cider festival and told to pick one drink out. The comments of the article make for interesting reading, and others have mentioned Mint too. I'm gonna jump into Ubuntu to learn what it's all about. The ability to boot from a 4GB USB stick is brilliant though, all the fun and none of the worries. Truly "try before you, install for free".

ahenry

One issue with Ubuntu is they are rather puritanical about only using … One issue with Ubuntu is they are rather puritanical about only using code which has a GPL license. In earlier versions, I've found that after the initial install, it didn't have hardware accelerated OpenGL drivers, and that it wouldn't play an MP3 file. These are things that could be fixed, but it was a pain to have to do so.I found Mint http://www.linuxmint.com less hassle to get into a usable state.



Totally agree with this - I use Mint as my main on on my work laptop. It's built on Ubuntu, but improved with working drivers and ease of use.

fatmick

Totally agree with this - I use Mint as my main on on my work laptop. … Totally agree with this - I use Mint as my main on on my work laptop. It's built on Ubuntu, but improved with working drivers and ease of use.



I'm trying to get Mint to install from USB but cant figure it out.

thanks for the heads up have some heat

meathane

Ubuntu: For people who hate Windows, but can't afford a Mac



Ubuntu, for people who hate Windows AND Macs.

upgraded to Natty last night on an old laptop that was already running Ubuntu. Took a couple of hours or so to let it do it's stuff.

Early days of course but everything seemed on track, web works fine. nice interface. planning on just giving the laptop to my daughter anyway for her use. she's used ubuntu before (not for any tech stuff - just basic computing that kids do) and is happy enough with the open source programs available.

when i go to the website version 11.04 is not available only 10.10 or 10.04 why is this?

timbogay

when i go to the website version 11.04 is not available only 10.10 or … when i go to the website version 11.04 is not available only 10.10 or 10.04 why is this?


Keep an eye on the website, should be out sometime today,.,.

looks like i might be waiting til tomorrow! off to work soon

just came out!

heat added. I just installed ubuntu last week after my windows xp netbook got the xp security virus and couldn't recover it.
Its a little slow compared to xp but the fact that it is much less likely to get any viruses is a massive bonus to me!!!!
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