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Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10

Today sees the release of the latest version of Ubuntu for Desktop, netbook and server.

Ubuntu will always be free. It ships loads of software to do pretty much everything most people would want (Open office (Open source MS office alternative) , Rhythmbox (open source iTunes alternative). Thousands of other free games/applications available in the Software centre.

Boots in less than 10 seconds on my laptop.

Download it, try it (runs from CD without installing on your computer, though it will be much slower than running it after an install).

Happy Hitchhiker's Guide day! (10/10/10 = 101010 = 42 in binary

Update:

Interesting blog post: "10 things to do after installing Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat":

omgubuntu.co.uk/201…at/

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Original Poster

For further info and a "tour" see ubuntu.com/

Thanks for this heads up. I have this on my Revo, so will get it and have a look if it's worth using.

Hot for me, free is always best. CHEERS!

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stefor

Thanks for this heads up. I have this on my Revo, so will get it and … Thanks for this heads up. I have this on my Revo, so will get it and have a look if it's worth using.Hot for me, free is always best. CHEERS!



Cool! Let me know how you get on.

Thanks

was waiting for this hopefully il be able to sort out my sound card problems now

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johnjoedb

was waiting for this hopefully il be able to sort out my sound card … was waiting for this hopefully il be able to sort out my sound card problems now



10.04 required some tinkering to get sound working on my laptop, with 10.10 it works "out of the box" as they say.

Cheers

Just waiting to do an upgrade..... soon I hope!

Rip out your Widows and get this in.

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befuddled

Rip out your Widows and get this in.



I did Ditched Windows 7 which came with the laptop.

will it work on the Joggler

Banned

i used this before and its was great . all the diffrent things it has witch windows dosent

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matar

will it work on the Joggler


I'm not familiar with the device, however my first attempt to google this: Getting Ubuntu Netbook remix installed on an O2 joggler. So it looks like there's a lot to build yourself. At the moment an individual has created an image to make the installation of 9.04 easier for Joggler users:

Joggler

But I don't know if this guy is going to do the same for 10.10, though I suppose you could try using this as a starting point and upgrading, press alt+F2 when logged in and then enter:

update-manager -d

Hope this helps

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KinkDink

i used this before and its was great . all the diffrent things it has … i used this before and its was great . all the diffrent things it has witch windows dosent



Yeah, I know what you mean. Windows 7 was installed as default, turning off all of the user interface bells and whistles still used a lot of resources just to run the OS, more resources than Ubuntu does when it IS running all the UI bells and whistles (compiz with several extensions etc).

Don’t forget the netbook edition if you have a netbook.

i have a dell inspiron 1300 thats just so clogged up and i want a fresh install on it - can i use this

great news. it'll be great when the gma500 drivers are integrated so we can run it on our jogglers and various netbooks!

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akasmiler

i have a dell inspiron 1300 thats just so clogged up and i want a fresh … i have a dell inspiron 1300 thats just so clogged up and i want a fresh install on it - can i use this



Sure, backup your data (photos, music, documents etc) on to a CD/DVD/Memory stick or external drive, or create a free Ubuntu one account (like drop box, limited to 2gb). Download Ubuntu from the above link, burn it to CD then say goodbye to your windows woes :P

may try it on my dell mini 1012.....
Edited by: "rob585" 10th Oct 2010

gonna try it on my MacBook Pro. Dont think I will replace osx though

rob585

may try it on my dell mini 1012.....



Tried and failed, could get it to boot into first line of install then nothing...oh well i suppose thats why windows is so popular because it just works...thanks anyway :0)

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rob585

Tried and failed, could get it to boot into first line of install then … Tried and failed, could get it to boot into first line of install then nothing...oh well i suppose thats why windows is so popular because it just works...thanks anyway :0)


Can you elaborate on what you tried and how it failed?

Edited by: "arduino" 11th Oct 2010

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rob585

Tried and failed, could get it to boot into first line of install then … Tried and failed, could get it to boot into first line of install then nothing...oh well i suppose thats why windows is so popular because it just works...thanks anyway :0)


I've just checked the Ubuntu forums, people with the dell 1012 have Ubuntu 10.10 netbook distro running perfectly.
Edited by: "arduino" 11th Oct 2010

Someone please explain to me the reason to have Ubuntu/Linux instead of Windows 7?

Aside from money, I don't see why anyone would run it.
Unless ofcorse their hardware is ancient.

You have a huge arsenal of reasons, ranging from the idea of free software; to an OS that has negligible vulnerability to viruses and other such vectors of hacking; to the idea of using industry standard unix rather than one particular company’s proprietary idea of what an operating system should be like; to the notion of being in total control by writing your own improvements to existing software (yeh, right). Of course, the flip side of this is that you’re dealing with largely unprofessionally documented (or frequently undocumented) software; having to configure things in greater depth than most people are comfortable with; and that most of the apps have stupid unpronounceable names. Try it. It‘s not as if you’re stuck with it once you use the liveCD.

^ I've tried it today.
Only asking coz it was unbelievably complex to install something simple like flash player compared to on Windows.

Can anyone name any good linux distros to try?

I need to find one I like for my Digital Investigations module at Uni to install Forensic Tools on as i'm doing a Forensic Computing course.

So far I have tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Fedora and Backtrack (Penetration Testing Distribution)

Looking for any good ones to give a try and see if I like them.

Edited by: "RossMission" 11th Oct 2010

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K1LLER HORNET

^ I've tried it today.Only asking coz it was unbelievably complex to … ^ I've tried it today.Only asking coz it was unbelievably complex to install something simple like flash player compared to on Windows.



Flash player is installed for you as part of the Ubuntu 10.10 installation. Qhat did you have to do? As far as reasons why to use Linux rather than windows, it's better maintained than windows, even though you pay for windows. Performance is generally better. With the Ubuntu software center installing software has never been easier. Linux is more secure by design. Nobody is trying to resell you your operating system every few years. Remember with Ubuntu you get more than an operating system, on the CD you get an office suite image editing tools social networking and multi protocol chat client,video editing and playback tools, a media centre, the list goes on. Open source software is written by people who give a damn, not people who want you to keep paying for things.
Edited by: "arduino" 11th Oct 2010

K1LLER HORNET

Someone please explain to me the reason to have Ubuntu/Linux instead of … Someone please explain to me the reason to have Ubuntu/Linux instead of Windows 7?Aside from money, I don't see why anyone would run it.Unless ofcorse their hardware is ancient.



My aunt got a Laptop that came with windows on it - she's in her 80's so the last thing she needs is pop-up's scaring her with virus warnings, firewalls, etc to deal with.

So I made her laptop Dual boot and it goes into Linux (Jolicloud Linux) for her - so no need to worry about viruses, etc.

My mother's Windows PC always use to hang on shut down and you'd think it was off as the screen was blank but it was still running - now I have installed Linux Mint which is based on Ubuntu and that works for her and shuts down perfectly every time. again no viruses, etc to worry about

- if all you want to do is check emails and surf the web and type out the odd letter then Linux works well. Better then windows I'd say.

I prefer Windows myself as I like to do a lot more with my PC like edit video's, etc but for those three basic things, email, web, and word processing I'd probably go for Linux.

it took 1 min 20 seconds to boot up laptop, log in, connect to wireless, load firefox and logged into facebook to type a message status...... i dont think anything else comes close!

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RossMission

Can anyone name any good linux distros to try?I need to find one I like … Can anyone name any good linux distros to try?I need to find one I like for my Digital Investigations module at Uni to install Forensic Tools on as i'm doing a Forensic Computing course. So far I have tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Fedora and Backtrack (Penetration Testing Distribution)Looking for any good ones to give a try and see if I like them.



So what didn't backtrack do that you require? Telling us the name of your course isn't really helpful in the sense that you don't mention any specific requirements you have. You know you could start with ubuntu, install what applications you want/need then create a bootable image for use with a CD/DVD/memory stick.

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nervous_pilchard

it took 1 min 20 seconds to boot up laptop, log in, connect to wireless, … it took 1 min 20 seconds to boot up laptop, log in, connect to wireless, load firefox and logged into facebook to type a message status...... i dont think anything else comes close!


Nice one, snarf snarf!

with my windows 7 sony with 256gb ssd it takes around 38 seconds to boot log into facebook etc.
Is linux good for installing games etc or is compatibility low

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ROBMCDOUGAL90

with my windows 7 sony with 256gb ssd it takes around 38 seconds to boot … with my windows 7 sony with 256gb ssd it takes around 38 seconds to boot log into facebook etc. Is linux good for installing games etc or is compatibility low



Ohh, fancy SSD There are many good OS games like Yo Frankie. I don't really play games often, though I do know Valve are porting Steam to Linux, like the did recently for Mac. Check out Ubuntu Gamer, though I know if you do some google searching there will be many other linux gamer sites.

what i mean is installing games such as football manager etc are all these games compatible with linux

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ROBMCDOUGAL90

what i mean is installing games such as football manager etc are all … what i mean is installing games such as football manager etc are all these games compatible with linux



Unless there's a linux version (or open source equivilent, see the software centre), they're written for the Windows platform. You'd need to use something like WINE (available in the sofware centre) to run windows applications. A friend of mine used WINE with great success to run video editing software, until he found an open source one which was faster and provided better output.

tried this on my old Acer Aspire one (AO150) and failed (did an upgrade from 10.4). Boots up to blank screen. No mouse cursor visible. However can hit ctrl-alt-del and can get the shutdown screen,. Apart from that. nothing..

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noxide

tried this on my old Acer Aspire one (AO150) and failed (did an upgrade … tried this on my old Acer Aspire one (AO150) and failed (did an upgrade from 10.4). Boots up to blank screen. No mouse cursor visible. However can hit ctrl-alt-del and can get the shutdown screen,. Apart from that. nothing..



How did you do the upgrade? If it was via USB see:

ubuntuforums.org/sho…958

As there was apparently an issue with the took for burning images to usb drives.
Failing that I'm sure you could find the solution via ubuntu forums.

Cheers

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noxide

tried this on my old Acer Aspire one (AO150) and failed (did an upgrade … tried this on my old Acer Aspire one (AO150) and failed (did an upgrade from 10.4). Boots up to blank screen. No mouse cursor visible. However can hit ctrl-alt-del and can get the shutdown screen,. Apart from that. nothing..



Actually, can you Ctrl+Alt+f2 and login via the command line?
If so you could work out what's going on from there and fix the problem or upgrade any faulty packages.

Cheers

seems my problem was the universal usb installer....i tried to build the usb bootable stick with that and it did not work. i then used a programme called unetbootin but had to change the image file to an older version as the new universal usb installe does not cover 10.10.....anyway eventually managed to get a pre-view of how it looks and feels.......first impressions not too good, would not load any drivers for wireless card and could not play simple avi files....im sure if i install it fully it maybe better but first impressions are not that good..but will keep any eye on the progress..

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rob585

seems my problem was the universal usb installer....i tried to build the … seems my problem was the universal usb installer....i tried to build the usb bootable stick with that and it did not work. i then used a programme called unetbootin but had to change the image file to an older version as the new universal usb installe does not cover 10.10.....anyway eventually managed to get a pre-view of how it looks and feels.......first impressions not too good, would not load any drivers for wireless card and could not play simple avi files....im sure if i install it fully it maybe better but first impressions are not that good..but will keep any eye on the progress..



If you're "trying ubuntu" by booting a CD or USB it can't install drivers. Much like if you boot windows, it can't install drivers without installation.

thanks for the reply arduino, however i did the upgrade from within ubuntu 10.4 itself through the update manager. Everything seems to go ok, seems like it just boots to a blank desktop. When i try to boot into the recovery mode i get a cursor then , but nothing else.
I will try Ctrl+Alt+f2 (since Ctrl+Alt+del works , this should) but what should i do after? I'm guessing maybe it's the unity interface my laptop does not like? how would i get it to just load a normal kde or gnome desktop?
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