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Canonical Releases First Ubuntu With Linux Kernel 3.0

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Canonical has released the third alpha version of Ubuntu 11.10.

The distribution includes the Linux Kernel 3.0 for the first time, even if Canonical goes its own way and lists the Kernel version as 3.0.0.

Ubuntu 11.10 alpha 3 includes Wi-Fi driver support for Realtek's RTL8192CU, RTL8188CU as well as RT53xx chipsets. The current alpha still integrates Gnome 3.1.4 while the final version is likely to get Gnome 3.2. Other new features include a new task manager for Canonical's Unity Shell, Thunderbird as new email client as well as a new version of the news client Gwibber.

Ubunto 11.10 alpha 3 is available for download for 32-bit and 64-bit systems as well as OMAP4 environments. Canonical intends to release two more beta versions for September 1 and 22. The final version of the distribution is scheduled for a October 13 release.

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    memadmax , August 5, 2011 11:11 PM
    huh? what? 3.0 versus 3.0.0? Am i missing something here?
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    memadmax , August 5, 2011 11:11 PM
    huh? what? 3.0 versus 3.0.0? Am i missing something here?
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    Stryter , August 5, 2011 11:22 PM
    memadmaxhuh? what? 3.0 versus 3.0.0? Am i missing something here?


    Yea you aren't the only one. If that's not a typo then I don't understand why it was necessary to make that remark in the article.
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    kronos_cornelius , August 5, 2011 11:23 PM
    What should I get exited about in Kernel 3.0 ?
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    zoemayne , August 5, 2011 11:27 PM
    memadmaxhuh? what? 3.0 versus 3.0.0? Am i missing something here?

    if your involved in software or programming with versioning its common sense that 3.0 is not the same as 3.0.0
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    Anonymous , August 5, 2011 11:40 PM
    Well, aside from the other shenanigans in this article, I wouldn't consider alphas to be an actual release, either. They had the 3.0 release candidate kernels in alpha1 and alpha2, so if alpha Ubuntu counts as a release, then 3.0-rc kernels should count as 3.0...

    Sensationalist journalism FTW.
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    bv90andy , August 5, 2011 11:41 PM
    kronos_corneliusWhat should I get exited about in Kernel 3.0 ?

    not much, it's just an honorary version upgrade, coz of Linux being 20 years old now.
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    zoemayne , August 5, 2011 11:53 PM
    yea I wouldnt even consider beta a release
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    randomizer , August 6, 2011 1:18 AM
    kronos_corneliusWhat should I get exited about in Kernel 3.0 ?

    Nothing more than would have excited you if it was 2.6.40, because in essence that's what it is.

    I tried updating alpha 2 to alpha 3... it didn't work so well. Time to grab a fresh alpha 3!
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    secretxax , August 6, 2011 3:45 AM
    kronos_corneliusWhat should I get exited about in Kernel 3.0 ?


    More Unity? LMAO...
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    mayankleoboy1 , August 6, 2011 5:18 AM
    can i get the good old "ubuntu classic" on this version?
    i am sick of unity and gnome3
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    sairanjank , August 6, 2011 10:00 AM
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    new version of the news client Gwibber


    Hey Gwibber is a social networking client.
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    DSpider , August 6, 2011 11:06 AM
    It's basically 2.6.40 (instead of 2.6.39).

    Arch Linux doesn't have it in the core database, but it's in the "testing" repo (for now).


    mayankleoboy1can i get the good old "ubuntu classic" on this version?i am sick of unity and gnome3

    GNOME 3 is compatible with gtk2 themes, isn't it? So just get one from gnome-look.org.
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    godmode , August 6, 2011 3:17 PM
    i honestly don't like the unity DE ubuntu currently has, thats why i switched over to kubuntu. KDE's plasma desktop is surprisingly customizable, really; i feel i can make look like any thing, absolutely love it.
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    Anonymous , August 7, 2011 1:36 AM
    I don't understand all of the Unity hate, it's a very decent desktop experience once you get used to it.

    Ubuntu 11.10 seems to be shaping up very nicely, Alpha 3 is already very stable, and they've done some nice tweaks to Unity, and made a 2d version of it that can run without working 3d acceleration. IMHO they have a winner on their hands.
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    secretxax , August 7, 2011 4:32 AM
    mayankleoboy1can i get the good old "ubuntu classic" on this version?i am sick of unity and gnome3


    For Ubuntu 11.04, during login, select "classic login" at the bottom. This will make it always start with GNOME.
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    Darkk , August 8, 2011 5:09 AM
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    I completely disagree. Stability is TERRIBLE so far. I've had alpha 3 installed 2 days so far and have already sent more crash reports to the ubuntu tracker than I have this year and last year combined. (90% revolve around Unity crashes).

    In addition, running unity in either form is considerably slower than the Gnome Panel/2.0 Desktop environment.

    Overall, the potential usability is awesome for Unity and the direction Canonical is heading. But the implementation absolutely blows so far.

    It's just a terrible shame that Gnome Shell/3.0 is even worse.


    Dude, it's still in Alpha state! Give it time and it will get better.

    I do have to agree with most posters about Gnome 3.0 as I don't like it. KDE looks cleaner. For the record I was using Gnome 2.0+ version for a long time unti they started to push the 3.0 version. I know I still can use the old gnome but that too will eventually be phased out.

    Darkk
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    secretxax , August 8, 2011 5:24 AM
    DarkkDude, it's still in Alpha state! Give it time and it will get better.I do have to agree with most posters about Gnome 3.0 as I don't like it. KDE looks cleaner. For the record I was using Gnome 2.0+ version for a long time unti they started to push the 3.0 version. I know I still can use the old gnome but that too will eventually be phased out.Darkk


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