Page 1:Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot', Reviewed
Page 2:New Kernel, Login, Email, Backup, And More
Page 3:CD And USB Installation Guide
Page 4:Wubi Installation Guide
Page 5:Unity 4.0 Overview
Page 6:The Unity Panel
Page 7:The Unity Launcher
Page 8:The Unity Dash
Page 9:Ubuntu Software Center
Page 10:Ubuntu One
Page 12:Oneiric: The Dreamy
Page 13:Oneiric: The Nightmarish
Page 14:Test System Setup And Methodology
Page 15:Benchmark Results: Start And Stop Times
Page 16:Benchmark Results: File Copy Time
Page 17:Benchmark Results: Archiving
Page 18:Benchmark Results: Multimedia
Page 19:Benchmark Results: System
Page 20:Benchmark Results: Unigine, AMD And Nvidia
Page 21:Benchmark Results: Games, AMD And Nvidia
Page 22:Benchmark Analysis: Windows Versus Linux
Page 23:The Oneiric Ocelot Awakens
Oneiric: The Dreamy
Unity Panel: Indicators
The indicators and their menus are cleaner and better organized than in any other previous version of Ubuntu. While it's a small change, logically grouped and labeled menus cut down on the learning curve.
Unity Launcher: Icons
Launcher icons can now display information about the application. Examples include the Software Update icon showing the number of available updates, and the Thunderbird icon showing the number of unread emails in your inbox.
Dynamic icons are also not confined to the Launcher. When installing applications in the Ubuntu Software Center, a Progress button appears in the toolbar. This button shows how many applications are currently being installed, and the icon rotates when installations are in progress.
The inability to move back and forth between Dash screens was one of our biggest complaints about the Natty Narwhal Dash. Luckily, backwards navigation is now possible in the Oneiric Ocelot Dash. The integration of Lenses into Dash also helps to clean up the Launcher.
Ubuntu Software Center
The new focus on popular applications (FOSS or otherwise) is a step in the right direction for Ubuntu. While long-time Linux users and free software advocates may scoff at the appearance of proprietary commercial software, the goal of this distribution is mainstream end-user adoption, and the masses flock to the platform offering the titles they want.
Ubuntu One is a fantastic cloud storage service, whether you use Ubuntu or not. If you're going to use Ubuntu you would be nuts to not take advantage of Ubuntu One.
Sometimes it's the small stuff that makes a difference. In Ubuntu 11.10, there are many little details that serve to enhance the Unity experience that launched in Ubuntu 11.04.
The transparency of Dash, and obfuscation of anything behind it are a plus for the overall look of Unity.
Another little tweak that has gone mostly unnoticed is the addition of a camera shutter sound and flash when taking a screenshot, much like on a smartphone.
- Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot', Reviewed
- New Kernel, Login, Email, Backup, And More
- CD And USB Installation Guide
- Wubi Installation Guide
- Unity 4.0 Overview
- The Unity Panel
- The Unity Launcher
- The Unity Dash
- Ubuntu Software Center
- Ubuntu One
- Oneiric: The Dreamy
- Oneiric: The Nightmarish
- Test System Setup And Methodology
- Benchmark Results: Start And Stop Times
- Benchmark Results: File Copy Time
- Benchmark Results: Archiving
- Benchmark Results: Multimedia
- Benchmark Results: System
- Benchmark Results: Unigine, AMD And Nvidia
- Benchmark Results: Games, AMD And Nvidia
- Benchmark Analysis: Windows Versus Linux
- The Oneiric Ocelot Awakens