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Offline fox

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Ubuntu 17.10
« on: October 11, 2017, 06:45:47 am »
I downloaded and installed the beta 2 on my 2011 iMac. While I could have added back the Unity DE, I wanted to try Ubuntu's modified version of gnome. Been using it a week and I'm quite happy with it. The desktop is almost identical to that of Unity, and all the pieces work well together. My only tweak was to use the Flat Remix icons, which are now my favourites. All of my programs worked out of the box except Simplenote, which would install but not start up. However, there was a snap package for it, which does work. Ubuntu 17.10 actually feels faster than 17.04, but this may be because my 17.04 installations are upgrades on Ubuntu going back at least to 14.04. While still a beta, I haven't had any obvious problems with it so far. Has anyone else tried it yet?
Mac user running Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity, Gnome) and Arch on Dell XPS 13 (4gb RAM, 250gb SSD)
Ubuntu 17.04 on 2011 iMac
Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2 on "late 2015" 5k iMac

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 12:45:31 pm »
Just installed it in a VM. Haven't played with it much yet, though. Interesting that you can still install Unity but then I realized 16.04 was an LTS and will have it for quite some time yet so it'll still be in the repositories until 16.04 is no longer supported.

Happened to see this suggested review in the news on my phone. Looks interesting:

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84866.html
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 08:56:09 pm »
Thanks for the link Jason. It looks pretty good as a desktop. In a week it's stable I guess. Should be popular, even with the likes of someone called Mike.  :)

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 09:18:51 pm »
I agree that it really looks nice; nicest implementation of Gnome that I've seen in a distro. I even like the wallpaper. The only thing I don't is the default icons. Changed them quickly to Flat Remix; the desktop really looks good with that being the sole change from Ubuntu's default.
Mac user running Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity, Gnome) and Arch on Dell XPS 13 (4gb RAM, 250gb SSD)
Ubuntu 17.04 on 2011 iMac
Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2 on "late 2015" 5k iMac

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 04:03:49 pm »
Ubuntu 17.10 was released today, along with the other desktop flavours.
Mac user running Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity, Gnome) and Arch on Dell XPS 13 (4gb RAM, 250gb SSD)
Ubuntu 17.04 on 2011 iMac
Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2 on "late 2015" 5k iMac

 

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