[SATLUG] Ubuntu first impressions

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 20:00:38 CDT 2011


Agree on all three points. I will say that the new Gnome 3 is amazing and I
love Unity as well. I think I already mentioned that last part. Can't wait
till the end of the month for the GA release of 11.04.

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On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:59 PM, bryan at beicker.com <bryan at beicker.com>wrote:

> The DVD booted fine and the install started. I was allowed to specify
>> where I wanted to install and I created a new partition (sda16) for it.
>>
>
> Also note that the installer can correctly setup a GPT partition table for
> those of us with 3TB hard drives and UEFI instead of a BIOS.
>
> Most software, including the default fdisk/cfdisk found on most distros
> still can't do this.
>
>
>  Getting used to the software installer took me a little time just
>> because I wasn't used to it, but it seems to work well.
>>
>
> Remember there are at least 3 ways to install programs:
>
> 1) At the terminal, example "apt-get install vim"
> 2) Using a GUI such as "synaptic" (the GUI that you would use in Debian)
> 3) Using a GUI such as "Ubuntu Software Center" (specific to Ubuntu)
>
>
>  I don't really care for the look and
>> feel of Gnome, but that is not a Ubuntu specific problem. I did load
>> some KDE packages, but in my opinion the KDE4 look is not as clean as
>> KDE3.
>>
>
> Since you are a KDE user, you may prefer the Kubuntu variant (
> http://www.kubuntu.org/) of Ubuntu instead.  Might save you a little bit
> of configuring and package installing.
>
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