Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ubuntu 11.04

Posted by Kat Leo On 10:27 PM 1 comment

The new Ubuntu 11.04 has been given the name “Natty Narwhal”. The GNOME shell giving a better impression upon the desktop environment will be a part of Natty Narwhal. The name comes from an artic mammal, is a fitting reminder of the fact that we have only one spaceship that can host all of humanity.

The Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal is the 14th release of Ubuntu. Natty Narwhal shall be released on 28 th April, the coming year 2011.

The first Alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system is now available for download (published on dec 2nd). While all are discovering and enjoying the brand-new Ubuntu 10.10 (Maevrick Meerkat) Ubuntu developers are working tirelessly on the next major update for their popular Linux distribution.

Whats new . . .
Unity is now the default in the Ubuntu Desktop Edition. Unity uses Compiz so that you will need all the proper video drivers installed to see it. If you don't have video drivers installed, you'll see the default two panels layout. The Unity Launcher is now available. It can be used to launch applications that are pinned to the launcher and switch between running applications.

It supports Quick lists on context menu. It can be set to auto-hide. Places is not yet available in Alpha 1. Clicking the Ubuntu logo in the upper left of the screen will open the applications directory. This is temporary until the Application place is available.

Network Manager applet has been patched to use appindicator. Its best you put NM-Applet into test scenarios as much as possible. Classic Gnome panel applets are not supported.

There are two kinds of sessions in Natty Narwhal:
-Ubuntu Desktop
--running on unity by default
--requiring 3D desktop support

-Ubuntu Classic Session
--running on gnome-panel.
--supporting all video hardware and video drivers.

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