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
Ubuntu Software Center
The Ubuntu Software Center, underwent the most drastic interface change since its inception in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (see our review here).
Ubuntu Software Center in 11.10
Like much of Ubuntu, the Software Center continues to evolve toward a Mac OS X-like clone.
Mac App Store
While we don't necessarily disapprove of the OS X mimicry that has gone on in Ubuntu, this is one area we don't understand. FOSS projects like Ubuntu are often playing catch-up to the proprietary solutions like Windows and OS X. However, the Software Center is one area where Ubuntu was actually first.
Ubuntu 11.10 now has the ability to sync installed applications amongst multiple computers. This essentially lets you reinstall previously purchased software and previously installed free applications.
The Ubuntu 11.10 Software Center puts high-quality applications front and center. At the time of release, a massive banner for the award-winning arcade platformer Braid was displayed on the home screen. There is also a box for Top Rated software, which contains VLC, Blender, FileZilla, 7-Zip, and Hedgewars, among others.
The list of For Purchase software has also increased. It now includes a number of games, such as the aforementioned Braid, Crossover (which allows you to run certain Windows titles on Linux), and even OilRush (the newly-released naval RTS/tower defense game powered by the Unigine engine).
Also new to the Software Center are digital magazines. Ubuntu User, Linux Pro, Linux Magazine, and ADMIN are now available in digital form.
Magazines for sale in the Ubuntu Software Center
- 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