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|Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Released.
Kate Stewart kate.stewart at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 13 13:15:29 UTC 2011
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"There is nothing like a dream to create the future." - Victor Hugo
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.10, code-named
"Oneiric Ocelot". 11.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of
integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies
into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
For PC users, Ubuntu 11.10 supports laptops, desktops and netbooks
with a unified look and feel based on an updated version of the
desktop shell called "Unity", which introduces specialized "Lenses".
Finding and installing software using the Ubuntu Software Centre is
now easier thanks to improvements in speed, search functionality
enhancements, and usability improvements. Aside from updates
on the performance side, it's also more aesthetically appealing.
Ubuntu Server 11.10 has made it much easier to provision, deploy,
host, manage, and orchestrate enterprise data centre infrastructure
services with the introduction of "Orchestra". The Juju technical
preview allows service developers to describe the deployment and
scaling requirements of their applications, in order to simplify
and enhance the dialogue between developers and operations teams.
For those working on the ARM architecture, a technical preview is
also provided for the ARM server.
Read more about the new features of Ubuntu 11.10 in the following
Standard maintenance updates will be provided for Ubuntu 11.10 for
18 months, through April 2013.
Thanks to the efforts of the global translation community, Ubuntu
is now available in 38 languages. For a list of available languages
and detailed translation statistics for these and other languages, see:
Ubuntu 11.10 is the base for the newest 11.10 iterations of Kubuntu,
Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and our newest addition
to this release cycle, Lubuntu!
Ubuntu Studio: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/11.10release_notes
Ubuntu 11.10 is also now available on two new ARM community-supported
AC100 (Toshiba Tegra 2 Netbook): https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/TEGRA/AC100
MX5 (Freescale i.MX53 QuickStart): https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/MX5
To get Ubuntu 11.10
In order to download Ubuntu 11.10, visit:
Users of Ubuntu 11.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 11.10
via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of
We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes
on the release itself. They are available at:
Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:
If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren't sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:
#ubuntu on irc.freenode.net
Help Shape Ubuntu
If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list
of ways you can participate at:
|What's new in Xubuntu
Some of the highlights of the 11.10 release include:
gThumb is now in the default Xubuntu 11.10 installation, to help users with image transformations and viewing. The Xubuntu developers wanted to insure an enjoyable, usable operating system. By including gThumb, along with Rhistretto, users have the ability to not only view all images and files, but also to perform minor editing of photos.
leafpad is the new default text editor(was mousepad), and now includes the ability to print.
pastebinit is now included in Xubuntu 11.10 intallations by default. If you need to use http://paste.ubuntu.com/, you can use pastebinit in terminals to paste directly without copying and pasting the data.
LightDM is the new application that manages logins in Xubuntu 11.10.
Onboard (the onscreen keyboard) is now included in the default Xubuntu menus, under Accessories. For those who require an onscreen keyboard, this will be much easier to access using only a mouse or touchpad.
Xubuntu will continue to use Synaptic Package Manager, yet provides the Ubuntu Software Center for those who prefer it.
When using the new plymouth splash screen, occasionally using the desktop cd to install, the message "hit any key to continue" does not appear. Should you get a black screen with text and the sliding throbber, when the throbber stops moving and the cd ejects, remove the cd and hit enter on the keyboard to continue.(872472)
There is no screen title or headings when choosing "Install Xubuntu" from the CD menu (840094)
When Gnome Services is checked, Onboard Keyboard will be started automatically as the user logs in. (872515)
|Mythbuntu 11.10 Released!news
Mythbuntu 11.10 has been released. With this release, we are providing mirroring on sponsored mirrors and torrents. It is very important to note that this release is only compatible with MythTV 0.24 systems. Previous Mythbuntu releases can be upgraded to a compatible version with the builds located at http://www.mythbuntu.org/repos. For a more detailed explanation, see here.
Changes from Mythbuntu 11.04:
MythTV 0.24 (2:0.24.0+fixes.20110908)
Chromium installed instead of Firefox
No Bluetooth support (by default) in Network Manager
No FGLRX install during installation
Mythbuntu-bare scheduling now available for backups
Android and iOS devices can now be used as remote controls
Underlying Ubuntu updates are found here
Recent snapshot of the MythTV 0.24 release is included (see 0.24 Release Notes)
Preview of the upcoming MythNetvision plugin.
Mythbuntu theme fixes