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Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1 review

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To view all the applications and system utilities installed, you click on the Ubuntu icon, which is at the point where the Launcher and the (top) panel meet. In this alpha release, the application categories (Places, in Unity jargon) are not in place yet.
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And this shows a context menu. Part of the problem with Unity is that you cannot add an application to the launcher from the application window. You may only “pin” a running application to the Launcher by right-clicking on its icons (on the Launcher), and choose “Pin to Launcher”.
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The application window in List View.
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And in Compact View.
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The search feature of Unity is one of its weaknesses. It is definitely not as polished as SAL of the KDE Plasma Netbook interface. To search for an application in Unity, click on the Go menu and select “Search for Files.”
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Ox
Ox
11 years ago

That’s god damned right. The home button is a mile away from my bookmarks, and the refresh button now looks like a tiny afterthought.

–also–

11.04’s native environment is plain terrible. Managing to make it hard to find administration, and preferences was only the least of it’s visual and user-friendly blunders.

The new sliders in 11.04 are glitch-city, even when i log in in “classic mode”.

epic fail ubuntu, back to

grif
grif
Reply to  Ox
11 years ago

Word…

pavan
pavan
11 years ago

ubuntu 11.04 is very goood….i like it

Arun Kalarathnam
11 years ago

Natty Narwal is yet another ubuntu improtant to ubuntu world. But i think the alpha version ahs got several bugs. I found that it doesnit shut down on my machine. Got some machine dependent problems . . .
To know more about Natty Narwhal
http://techbrim.blogspot.com/2010/12/ubuntu-1104.html

Charlie
11 years ago

It does not offer ‘install to free space’?

What exactly does the ‘install alongside other operating systems’ do then? Did you try that?

lefty.crupps
11 years ago

> Open applications windows have their menu bars on the (top)
> panel, rather on the application window itself.

How well does this work with non-GTk apps, such as KDE’s K3b or the Qt app QDVDAuthor? Really, just asking as an exercise — I don’t expect to run this distro.

Barnabyh
Barnabyh
11 years ago

Why don’t they just use Window Maker and be done with it. About Firefox 4, and more seriously, I personally hate all this re-arranging of tabs and buttons, having to travel further to switch tabs is not exactly a good experience. Still following MS, IE started shuffling the interface around until it made no sense, everybody else thinks they have to follow. When will they learn not to constantly f@ck around. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Charlie
Reply to  Barnabyh
11 years ago

I think you’ll find the tab layout is inspired by Chrome moreso than IE – which has traditionally lagged behind Mozilla browsers. I’m not sure which revisionist history you are reading that indicates Firefox UI tweaks are in any way prompted by Microsoft’s ever changing (and oft maligned) IE interface.

arun882
arun882
Reply to  Charlie
11 years ago

the update to Firefox 4 came before the IE update, plus on my windows 7 machine i found Firefox to be better than IE, chrome and safari, especially with the availiable addons for Firefox

morgenstond
morgenstond
11 years ago

The search feature you ascribe to Unity is actually from Nautilus.

Unity’s search was in the dash and will return later on. It will be Zeitgeist-powered and therefore, awesome. 🙂

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